Lynne Boezaart

 

Lynne Boezaart
lynnehb@charter.net                                           616.402.6431

Lynne resumed making art in 2010 after a nearly 35-year hiatus. She has studied with various West Michigan artists, taking classes and workshops whenever she can.

The Summer Pasture 11 x 14″

In 2012 Lynne joined a group of artists to paint en plein air,  and was hooked and she now paints en plein air almost exclusively.  In 2013  Lynne formed Ottawa Shores Plein Air, which hosts twice-monthly paintouts for artists of all skill-levels, working in any medium. You can find Ottawa Shores Plein Air on Facebook.

Dune in Spring, Kirk Park 11 x 14″

Making art out-of-doors presents its challenges – the weather, insects, curious on lookers, to name a few – but a photo reference is a poor substitute for the experience of painting from life.
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Lynne says,“The things that make plein air painting challenging are the same things that make it so interesting and enjoyable. Brushing the snowflakes from your palette; feeling the heat radiate from the sand on the beach; or having a finch light on your easel – those kind of external elements cannot help but influence the painting in front of you.”
Art Memberships: Ottawa Shores Plein Air (founder, coordinator)
                              Lakeshore Visual Arts Collaborative
                              Gallery Uptown, Grand Haven, board member
                              Grand Haven ArtWalk former Board Member                                                     and Youth Competition Chair
Awards:                2012 Lakeland Artists Fall Show, Connie Obits                                                      Memorial
                              2013 Lakeland Artists, Fall Show, 2nd place
                              2013 Wine About Winter, honorable mention
                              2014 Lakeland Artists, Spring Show, 3rd place
                              2015 Wine About Winter, honorable mention
                              2015 Lakeland Artists, Fall Show, 2nd place
                              2017 Windmill Island Plein Air Competition,                                                       1st place
Juried Exhibits:
                       2013 West Michigan Regional Art Competition (Lowell)
                       2014 Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Exhibition
                       2015 Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Exhibition
                       2015 Gallery Uptown Winter Arts Festival
                       2016 Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Exhibition
                       2016 Gallery Uptown Winter Arts Festival
                       2016 Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts