As Canadian artist Lynn Izzard paints, impressions of the natural world appear from within a rippling tapestry of colour and marks. Within Izzard’s bold and thickly scraped pigments, branches and linear forms of trees are cast in a brilliant light, and crested waves emerge against an expansive horizon of sea and sky. These expressive abstractions become reflections of the landscape, inspired by the structures and motions found in nature.
Lynn creates her works in acrylic paints on canvas, occasionally incorporating sand or oil paints to play with the tactile expression of her art. There is a powerful immediacy to Izzard’s technique, as she applies her mediums in roughly broken, long strokes of paint pulled across the surface. As a result, the paintings develop an emotional physicality, wrought in the freshness of their spontaneity and the richness of their tone and texture.
Now living on Georgian Bay, Ontario, Lynn found herself inspired from an early age by the fierce majesty of the Canadian wilderness. A passionate and purpose-driven artist, her works are now exhibited in collections worldwide.