Lynette is a nationally recognized sculptor, based in Winona Minnesota, who has been creating works in clay and bronze for over 30 years. Her work has been displayed and featured at art shows and galleries nationally and she maintains a recurring presence at the Colorado and Minnesota Renaissance Festivals.
She began her arts career as a student at Winona State University, and has studied under masters at Fine Arts Academy in Loveland, Colorado and the Scottsdale School of Fine Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Lynette’s passion for the environment, sustainability and natural resource conservation, as well as a supreme appreciation for human and natural figures, drives her work.
Recent notable works include:
River Spirit (2007) is a seven foot bronze heron that won a place in Dubuque Iowa’s 2007 exhibition “Art on the River”. It was used for a city sculpture project fundraiser in Winona MN that same year. Fifteen copies were cast in resin for local artists to paint and after a summer exhibition the collaborations were auctioned with the proceeds going to Winona’s Fine Arts Commission.
Clean Water Brings Life (2009) is a water fountain sculpture featuring three otters at play. It was created for a grant competition to refurbish a public drinking fountain in Winona’s Lake Park. It is part of a year long collaborative project between Winona State University, the City of Winona, and St. Mary’s University to raise awareness of water quality and sustainable use of our precious water resources.
Much of Lynette’s work continues to be based on the human figure, often adorned with textural relief. Informed by ten years of massage therapy experience, Lynette became fascinated with the complexity and grace of the human form and has dedicated a substantial portion of her work to its representation. Her creations can be found in many private homes across the country.