Lynn Bean Gallery Exhibit Opening
Exhibit will be available for viewing June 1st through July 27th
6 pm- 8 pm
Refreshments will be provided FREE
LYNN BEAN ONLINE GALLERY: www.lynnbean.com
Please join Four Rivers Cultural Center for the opening of Lynn Bean’s artwork on Friday night, June 1. Lynn’s work is known nationally and she is considered to be an expert in multi-media painting. The exhibit is free to the public. Four Rivers Cultural Center is open from 9:00 – 5:00 Monday – Friday and from 10 – 5:00 on Saturday. Her painting will be on exhibit until July 23. Her jewelry and painting will be available for purchase.
Lynn was raised in Battle Creek, Michigan. She is a graduate of the Illustration Department of Kendal School of Design in Grand Rapids. She worked in retail fashion illustration in Flint, Michigan as well as in San Francisco, California.
She moved to Oregon’s Ochoco Mountains in 1979, where life on a remote ranch inspired her to capture the rare moments and detailed beauty of wild birds and animals. Many of her early subjects were her own ranch animals: “Sugar”, the Guernsey milk cow — who ruled the remainder of the domestic livestock; flamboyant “Chicken George”; “Brooster” the rooster, ”Miss Mellow,” her first horse; “Jasper” the cat… and other animals graced Lynn’s earlier work. She moved to the Sumpter Valley of Oregon in 1989. She operates a gallery at 293 S. Mill Street, Sumpter, Oregon.
She now publishes her own Giclee prints with proshot imaging. Her new artwork is a combination of hand tooled copper feathers, leather, horsehair and beadwork, making an interesting 3D effect to her watercolors. Recent work includes, acrylics on canvas, as well as hand tooled enameled copper, Wildlife, Equine, and Native American composites.
Her recent work with the www.trailofpaintedponies.com has brought her to work into dimension, using the horse figurine as a canvas. With her first horse replica called, “Fetish Pony”, released in spring 2005, Lynn has now produced 16 figurines for the “Trail of Painted Ponies” over the past few years. A Top Ten finalist in 2006, with “Copper Enchantment”, Lynn was chosen as a Top Ten Finalist for the 2007 “Bunk House Bronco”. In 2008, “Four Seasons Collection”, “Winter Song”, Introduced in the 2009, “Petroglyph Pony”, her first ceramic pony, and “Golden Feather Pony”. 2009 release “Zuni Silver”. 2010 release “Carries the Spirit” and “Dragonfly Magic”. July 2011 release Lynn won the Trail of Painted Ponies competition for “Spirit of Freedom“. “Peacock Appaloosa”, July 2012 “Village Christmas”. 2013 “Western charm”, “Tribal Rose” and Ride the North Country. 2015 release “ Gift from the Sky” 2018 “ Spirit Horse.
Lynn’s work is licensed in stain glass for the company AMIA. Lynn’s horse paintings are translated into embroidery on CD disk from Great Notions Embroidery Co, TX. Lynn launched her first figurine Line for Westland Giftware called “SPIRITS VISIONS”. This line contains 10 figurines based on the Native American Animal Fetishes. Released January 2013 a new colorful copper Jewelry line translated from her paintings. She services over 100 Gift and clothing stores with her Jewelry and art prints, Her Jewelry line and art can be seen in The Denver Mart in The Southwest Inspirations showroom or with DL Anderson Company Showroom in Seattle WA.
Lynn’s many paintings and drawings are featured in BACK IN THE SADDLE Catalog, THE BIRD NEST GALLERY, Gig Harbor, WA.GALLERY 873,Kayenta, UT. GIFTED HANDS GALLERY, Madrid, NM.THREE RIVERS TRADING POST, Tularosa, NM.