Displaying seven paintings now until September at Oswego Public Library, Michael Lynne shares his work and eye for beauty in overlooked places.
Lynne attended Rochester Institute of Technology, earning a bachelor of fine arts with a major in illustration. After a three-year stint in advertising, he returned to RIT to complete a master of science in teaching degree.
What followed was a 35-year career teaching art in three school districts. His last position was at Oswego High School.
Since retirement, he has been working on his art and entering national and international juried art shows with some success.
The seven works exhibited at the Oswego library show some of the pathways he has been exploring. His newest work strives for a looser technique and a thicker application of paint. Each piece in this show has a little write up to explain the work.
These paintings are not for sale, but Lynne has work for sale at Arts in the HeArt Gallery in Fulton.
In the artist’s words
Michael Lynne has this to say about his work “Underpass,” done in acrylic:
This painting is another subject that I find interesting and worth exploring. Again my loftier interests have not been realized; those of decay, the empire in need of repair, etc. I keep sniffing around the edges of a bigger project with more of a message but just haven’t nailed it yet. I did two of these – one in oil and one acrylic, but I continue to think there is a bigger image out there yet. I do like the light and its geometric relationship to the overall image.