Lynne Whitsel has resided in Churchville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania for over fifty years. She has always been interested in art and has volunteered her artistic talents to her community, school and church while still raising a family. She later studied art at Bucks County Community College where she earned an Associate Degree in Fine Art and went on to the Tyler School of Art where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree specializing in graphic design.

For the next ten years she ran her own successful business designing and illustrating brochures, catalogs, ads, signs and greeting cards. Eventually, the computer revolution changed the face of graphic design. Time in front of the computer kept increasing and she soon found herself dealing with technology more than with the satisfying act of drawing. She left the field to pursue the fine art of pastel painting.

Working in the realist tradition, her subject matter includes portraits, still life, animals and landscape. When working on landscapes, she especially enjoys working
en plein air because of the spontaneity that occurs when working quickly.

She took a workshop in oil pastel and has explored this medium with great success. Rotating between soft pastel and oil pastel provides a change of pace.

As a member of the Doylestown Art League, the Bucks-Mont Art League, the
Ocean City Fine Arts League, the Oil Pastel Society and the Ivyland Art Group, she has had four solo exhibitions, participated in many art shows and won gold and silver awards in several shows. Both her soft pastel and oil pastel paintings are included in many
private collections.

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