HeadersLynne

Lynne-Marie Eatwell

was born on 21 October 1982 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Lynne is a young painter with exceptional talent. Her expression of light and movement are amongst the most provocative features of her paintings. Working in oils, both from life and references, she is focused on capturing the inner life and essence of her subject, portraying the honesty of what she perceives. She works fast and accurately using bold pallet strokes and loose brushwork.

From 1996 to 1999 she attended the “National School of the Arts” in Johannesburg, where she achieved some of the highest accolades for art. She has since gathered valuable experience learning from the example  of her older brother and artist, Eric Oswald Eatwell, as well as through extensive self-study. She began selling  her paintings at the age of 16, which helped solidify her dream of becoming a full time painter. After graduating she moved to Cape Town with her family. In 2001 she opened “The Eatwell Gallery”. A very successful and highly regarded gallery/studio dedicated solely to exhibiting the work of the Eatwell family, allowing members of the public the opportunity to see the artists at   work.

Having an appetite for travel she has spent a great deal of her time painting on location in remote destinations throughout South Africa and the world. She has spent a great deal of time exploring the art scene in Los Angeles, U.S.A. taking part in various group exhibitions as well as training with some of the local artist. In 2011-2012 Lynne studied classical drawing at the “Florence Academy of Art” in Italy.

Lynne takes her inspiration from the world around her and within. She has a strong interest in figurative work and portraiture and strives to study the flow and rhythms found in nature and the human form. She has been mostly influenced by: “the Impressionists,” as well as  classical painters such as John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Antonio Manchini, Boldini, as well as some more modern painters like Lucian Freud, Nicolai Fetchin, David A. Leffel, the teachings of Robert Henri and many more.

Since the beginning of 2016 she has focused her time on the study of horses both in painting and sculpture and aims to build a sharp understanding of these magnificent animals. She hopes to capture the essence of their energy and form and sees the horse as a simile to the creative process, a conflict of  impulse and rebellion, the constantly attempt to break free from restraint verses intellect and analysis. Perhaps it is in the balancing of the two sides of our nature that leads one furthest on the path of self knowledge.

Lynne’s work has found a ready home in many local and international collections. Her skill and popularity continues to grow.

Educational Details

1996-1999 National Senior Certificate attained at the “National School of Arts”

2010-2011 Florence Academy Of Art, Italy

Awards

South African Society of Artists, Eleanor Palmer Trophy First Place 26 July 2002.
Sanlam Vuleka Awards, Best Work in Oil / Acrylic.
SASA Best oil on summer exhibition 2005

Exhibitions and Events

2004 June “The Redleaf Gallery” Tunbridge Wells, Kent, U.K.
2007 April “The Orient Boutique Hotel” Francolin Conservancy, Elandsfontein, Crocodile River Valley. R.S.A.

2009 May- June Rented studio at Santa Monica Fine Art Studios, Santa Monica, C.A.

2009 June “Santa Monica Fine Art Studios” Open Studio Exhibition

2010 May- July Studied part time with Santa Monica based Spanish artist, Lola Del Fresno

2010 July “Rebecca Molayem Gallery” West Hollywood, Group Exhibition

2010 September the “Classical Drawing Program” at the “Florence Academy Of Art”

2011 June Completed one year of the “Intensive Drawing Program” at Florence Academy of Art

2011 October Went to Siem Reap, Cambodia to begin work on a commissioned project.

2012 Worked on Cambodia Project for Exhibition

2013 March traveled to Tsumkwe Namibia to stay with Bushmen communities gathering reference material

2013 May Opening exhibition of the Eatwell Studio, Group show

2013 September exhibiting member of the first Venice Artblock Studio tour, Venice Beach, CA, U.S.A.

2013 December group exhibition at the Eatwell Gallery

2014 Febuary ‘Pastoral Symphony’ group exhibition at Rebecca Molayem Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, U.S.A.

2014 March Traveled back to Tsumkwe, Namibia to stay with Bushmen communities and gather further Reference material.

2014 August Future exhibition of San paintings at the Orient Boutique Hotel, Pretoria

2014 December Summer Exhibition at the Eatwell Studio

2015 August Winter Exhibition at the Eatwell Studio

2015 Summer Exhibition at the Eatwell Studio

2016 Summer Exhibition at the Eatwell Studio

2017 January group exhibition at Moore Gallery, Franschhoek

2017 April Travel to the Camargue, France to research the horses of the Camargue.

 

Affiliations

Portrait Society of America

FAA Forum (Florence Academy of Artist)

 

Eatwell Gallery

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