Link to Life
Artists Drawing and Inspiration|Issue 39
This artist adores pastels … a medium which she believes can fall between painting and drawing. Her art is truly her link to life.
Trevor Lang

Born in Burnie, Tasmania, Lynette McLeod resurrected her artistic talent some 12 years ago at the age of 55. At that time in her life, she was a keen gardener. She also loved to read and would maybe sketch the odd drawing every now and then – in ink or pencil.

Lynnette was artistically talented from a young age and had the opportunity to take an art scholarship thanks to the local newspaper. However, life has a way of taking us in other directions. It took a serious industrial accident to her husband Guy, many years later, to reignite the most wonderous talent that Lynette has been gifted with.

Joining the local Burnie Coastal Art Group in February 1997 was the first step in developing the artist from within’. Lynette became a student of renowned art teacher Margaret Brown of Sisters Beach. Lynette took along her box of hard pastels that had been given to her as a gift by her son Raymond.

Margaret had not worked in that particular medium – but suggested that she was happy to guide Lynnette with her journey into the wonderful world of art.

Never looking back since that day, Lynette is still enjoying classes with Margaret and her talented, friendly group every Wednesday. Margaret has tried valiantly to lure Lynette into testing other mediums and expanding her talents into a variety of areas but to no avail. Lynette most determinedly stays with her beloved pastels. She was made a life member of the Burnie Coastal Art Group in 2007.

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