As Lyn Mellady worked as a ballet teacher, a primary teacher and a travelling art adviser to schools her own artwork evolved and it became her career in 1981. Lyn paints the untamed, often fragile beauty of the country and people of Australia. No matter what her subject, Lyn searches for any special conditions or characteristics. This character becomes the energy in her paintings.
Lyn works most frequently with the soft pastel medium using its beautiful versatility and purity especially for her favoured sea or waterscapes.
Five of her works have been acquired for government city collections in Australia and Japan. Lyn features in seven art reference books, and online she was invited to feature in the Best of Worldwide Artists Collectors’ edition – World’s Top 13 Seascape Artists. She has also featured in magazines Australian Artist, Pastel International and Australian Palette.
The Australian Guild of Realist Artists have given her Life membership and her Fellow status represents the quality of her paintings. The Signature Member status of the Pastel Society of Victoria reflects her cumulative art awards for pastel works. With nearly 100 other art awards, her realist/impressionistic works in pastel or oil, have a visible sensitivity coming from observation and understanding of her subjects.
Passionate about her work, play and trial are separate from her personal paintings. These occupy her easel until completion and choosing to be mostly Australian based has not limited her personal career which has covered painting, exhibitions, art travel, art gallery ownership, paintings hanging worldwide, mentoring, taking plein air tours and launching 15 art instructional DVDs for ‘Paint Down Under’ which have sold worldwide.
Lyn was invited to represent Australia as a juror for the original ‘landscapesinternational.com’ based in Canada. She conducts workshops across Australia and judges art shows. Lyn has enjoyed teaching for many years and since the Covid lockdowns her combination of personal and video demonstrations have suited her constantly full, zoom focus workshops.
For more info see www.lynmellady.com.au
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