Featured Artist : Lynden Lund

 

 

Since my earliest memories, drawing and painting have been natural to me, and, apart from a handful of art lessons as a young adult, I am primarily self-taught. 

Experimenting with all art media, from pencil to oil paints, my initial style was essentially realistic and intended purely for personal pleasure. Nevertheless, several works were bought by admirers and now hang in private collections in South Africa and overseas. For some years, a demanding corporate career in Gauteng created a hiatus in my art. In 2006, I left the rat-race for semi-retirement in Smithfield, southern Free State and was able to return to my true passion. 

For two years, working predominantly in acrylic, my style became increasingly abstract and minimalistic. Far from being positive progress, this was an unrecognized indication of an impending stroke, which struck in January 2008, resulting in partial paralysis of the left side, inability to hold a brush or pencil properly, or discern form, or differentiate between colors. 

All glory and gratitude to God for His healing and the strength to overcome the worst of the physical disabilities. However, this setback necessitated starting from basic drawing techniques to re-learn lost skills. 

Since then, painting has become my full-time occupation and the public response has been overwhelming and extremely gratifying.

Throughout my art journey, experimenting with different media has been a constantly exhilarating discovery in styles, colors, textures and multiple techniques. The medium I have been working lately has been oil.

My work reflects my deep love for nature in all its vivid variety; and gratitude to the One who gave me life.  My style continues to evolve and the colors I use express either the sensations evoked in me by the subject, or my constantly changing moods. 

Most recently, with new increasing health challenges, I am blessed to be able to continue creating, which has become my refuge and mainstay. My hope is that clients who open their hearts to my art will be just as greatly blessed.

I have successfully exhibited at several art shows over the past ten years, and during this time was voted one of 30 of South Africa’s top up-and-coming artists. My works have been displayed at Alice Art gallery, Roodepoort; the Johann van Heerden Art gallery Pretoria; Vredenvlucht Art gallery; and Gallery on Leviseur in Bloemfontein, amongst others. They can also be viewed on my Facebook Art page: Lynden Lund Art, as well as my personal Facebook timeline and in particular Instagram

” SANSPRUIT”

 

Oils on Board / 400 x 400 x 200 / $ 130-00

 

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