201 Washington Avenue Grand Haven Michigan 49417 616-846-5460


Lynne Boezaart

The Light at the Cove: Oil


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.

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

Lynne states:

“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 – these external elements cannot help but influence the painting in front of you.”

Selected Shows and Awards:

Ottawa County Art Trust, Purchase Award 2018: Hudsonville,, MI
Windmill Island Plein Air Competition First Place 2017, Second Place 2019: Holland, MI
Lakeland Artists, Spring Show, Third Place 2014: Grand Haven, MI
Lakeland Artists Fall Show, Connie Obits Memorial Award 2012, Second Place 2013, Second Place 2015: Grand Haven, MI

Festival of the Arts Regional Arts Exhibition: Grand Rapids, MI
Gallery Uptown Winter Arts Festival: Grand Haven, MI
Muskegon Museum of Art Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition (Regional): Muskegon, MI
LowellArts West Michigan Regional Art Competition: Lowell, MI

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Lynne paints en plein air


Last Light on DeZwaan: Oil


Winter's Day: Oil


Wildflower Bouquet: Oil


Around the Point: Oil


Nesting Bowl: Clay


Final Harvest: Oil