K. Ann Lynch

Art for active lifestyles.

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.
— Martha Graham (Dancer)

The Idea

During a printmaking course in 2003 at the Newport Art Museum in Newport, Rhode Island, the initial ideas for this work began. Margo Rubin was my  much respected and admired teacher;  she encouraged me to combine paint with photography in a unique way.  A background in graphic design helped me develop a process combining the precision of digital images with the "felt sense" of traditional artwork. This process has been informing my work ever since. Over the years, my work has evolved as I expriment with different mediums. Today, working in watercolor is a joy because it has a simple beauty with transparency and delicate edges. 

The Inspiration

Active elegance is the style I'm communicating. An active lifestyle is one I aspire to and the imagery of my art reflects the activities that I love.

Learning to ski in Steamboat Springs, Colorado as a child, competitive sailing and rowing in college (URI), swimming and lifeguarding for 7 years on Rhode Island beaches, studying and teaching yoga, finding surfing and triathlon while living in Kona, Hawaii;  each these experiences have shaped my artwork and my hope is that it reflects back to you the active lifestyle you love! 

The Process

Working quietly is a meditation for me. In order to make art, alone time and solitude are required. Thankfully,  these fit with my introverted nature. 

Traditional watercolor paintings are created and  combined with images digitally manipulated in Photoshop to create a one-of-a-kind print. 

Paper quality is crucial to the final print and I've chosen the highest standard available.  I hope you enjoy it too!