Lynne was born in Lancashire in the industrial north-west of England, moving to South Yorkshire with her husband and two small children in 1986. While her children were small she studied part time in Sheffield, where she gained an English degree, followed by an MA.
She moved with her husband to Scotland in 2005, living variously in Perthshire, Angus and Fife. During this time she studied painting and drawing at Leith School of Art in Edinburgh, finally settling in 2018 at Clatteringshaws, just a few miles from Kirkcudbright.
Lynne works mainly in graphite on paper, and in oil and acrylic on board. She also experiments with occasional printmaking.
The work for this exhibition was inspired by the beauty and mystery of trees, in particular some of the trees Lynne has met and spoken with, from homes she has lived in over the years. Trees hold the ground, they give food and shelter, and model how to simply ‘be’.
Some were taken down long ago, because of disease or to widen roads. Others are still holding on, like the weary, dead looking Rowan that came back to life when a companion tree was planted – a glimpse of the mysterious life of trees.
Lynne has had work accepted at the annual exhibitions of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI), Visual Arts Scotland (VAS), the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA, awarded the Purcell Paper Prize), Paisley Art Institute (PAI), the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA,) and The Derwent Drawing Prize Exhibition.