Lynne-Marie EatwellLynne-Marie Eatwell

Born 21 October 1982 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Lynne is a painter with exceptional talent. Her expression of light and movement are among 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. After graduating she moved to Cape Town with her family and in 2001 opened “The Eatwell Gallery”. A very successful 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.

In 2010-2011 she spent one year studying classical drawing at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy.

After which she was commissioned to paint a collection of paintings based on Cambodia by a prominent South African art collector.

Having an appetite for travel she has spent a great deal of her time painting on location in remote destinations throughout the world. In 2014 she exhibited a collection of life-sized portraits of the Khoisan/Bushmen of North-Eastern Namibia after spending time in their villages in March of 2013 and March 2014.

Lynne is currently working on the study of horses and is exploring the subject both in sculpture and painting. In April 2017 she traveled to the Camargue in the South of France to paint the semi-wild horses of the Camargue and plans to create body of work based on this subject.

Lynne is mostly interested in painting figurative work, portraiture, horse as well as occasional nautical scenes. She has been influenced by: ‘the Impressionists’, John Singer Sargent, Sorolla, Van Gogh, as well as some more modern painters like Lucian Freud, Adriaan Boshoff, David A. Leffel, the teachings of Robert Henri and many more.

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


Artists Statement

I believe that art is the product of a life lived. It is born from the desire to express oneself and ones life experience. I strive to be true to my creative spirit, to dash and scrape the paint in bold strokes where my soul demands it, to listen to the teacher within me and somehow capture the truest part of myself, my sitter or the land on which I stand.

Educational Details

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

2010-2011 Florence Academy Of Art, Italy


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 Traveled to the South of France to research the horses of the Camargue.



Portrait Society of America

FAA Forum (Florence Academy of Artist)


Eatwell Gallery

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