Fresh from reaching her goal of Society of Botanical Artists in the UK – Dip SBA (Dist)Lynne was overwhelmed by winning the Award of Excellence for Course 16, which is for the highest overall marks on the Course. She will go on this year to apply for Fellowship of the SBA.
Lynne was pleased to have her work selected for display this year on the American Society of Botanical Artists website.
As a Tasmanian resident, her future interests will be particularly in distinctive Gondwanan plants that link Australia, South America, Madagascar, Africa and New Zealand – plants isolated as the landmasses broke away from the Antarctic from 180 million years ago and moved North.
Trained at the National Art School Sydney, Lynne practiced as an illustrator in Sydney for 13 years before opening two art galleries and ceramic and glass art studios there.
In Tasmania Lynne was Director of Arts Tasmania, the State’s arts funding body for 20 years, and was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2010 for services to arts administration, particularly in assisting Aboriginal culture.
Finally, Lynne has returned to the place she loves – botanical illustration.