"I paint the landscapes of southern Spain and western Illinois. What compels me is how light, form, colour, and composition are informed by the feeling of walking a terrain, working in all kinds of weather and fusing several moments of time into one painting. These elemental experiences evoke and structure a sense of place. Also, feminist theory and modernism, contemporary painting, printmaking and drawing are current research interests."
Years at Knox: 1990 to present
M.F.A., Painting, 1989, Yale University School of Art.
B.A., 1976, Goldsmith's College, School of Art, University of London.
Painting, interpreting landscape, drawing, and Knox in NY.
Bradley University Purchase Award, Peoria, Illinois, 2001.
Faculty Development Award, 2000.
Philip Green Wright Lombard Award for Distinguished Teaching, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1999.
Knox Faculty Development Award for exhibits in New York and Spain, 1998.
Artist's Talk. New York Studio School, 2009.
"New Paintings." Solo show, Bowery Gallery, New York, New York, 2011.
"Mountains and the Sea-Montanas y Mar." Solo show, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, de Mojacar, Spain, 2011.
Midwest Paint Group Travelling Group Show, William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2011.
"Galesburg Painters Paint Galesburg." Group show by invitation. Galesburg Civic Arts Center, Galesburg, Illinois, 2009.
Land, Water, Earth, Bowery Gallery, New York, New York, 2007.
Land and Water, Recent Paintings and Drawings, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Chicago, Illinois, 2007.
"Rock, Scissors, Paper." New York Studio School Gallery, 2002.
"Inspired in Illinois." Lakeview Museum, Peoria, Illinois.
"Visual Impact." Paul Mellon Arts Center, Connecticut. NYSS Alumni Show. Fredericke Taylor Gallery, N.Y. Spanish sketches, Knox College. Recent Works, Prince Street Gallery, New York.
"Tradition and Poetic Form." Artemisia Gallery, Chicago. Bradley University Print and Drawing Show. Peoria, Illinois. 2001. Rhythm and Light." The Painting Center, New York.
"Raw Seeing: Alumni Drawings Celebrating a Decade of Alumni Exhibitions 1988-98." Group exhibition, New York Studio School, 1999.
"Visible Energy." Group exhibition, Agora Gallery, New York, 1998. New York Studio School. Group exhibition, 1998.
Campus & Community Involvement
Chair, Knox College Art Department, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.
Organizer, Clare Smith Memorial Exhibition, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.
Campus Representative, Chicago Semester in the Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.
What Students Say
"Lynette is totally focused on students. She confronts issues in class that are intriguing and that make her classes more appealing."
-Jennifer Frederick, Studio Art Major
Baby talk is serious business for senior Megan Beney, a double major in music and anthropology and sociology. Her Honors research focuses on the musical qualities of the ways that people talk to infants.
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder is selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Seniors Megan Beney and Eva Marley spoke at the Central States Anthropology Society. Beney's topic was the musical nature of speech directed at infants, and Marley discussed social media sites and social movements.