K. Ann Lynch

Art for active lifestyles.

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And 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 class in 2003 at the Newport Art Museum in Newport, RI my 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 to combines the precision of the digital with the "felt sense" of traditional artwork. This has been informing my work ever since. Over the years, this process has evolved as I expriment with different paint mediums. Today I'm working in watercolor which has a simple beauty with it's  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, swimming and lifeguarding for 7 years on Rhode Island beaches, studying and teaching yoga, and finally finding surfing and triathlon in Kona, Hawaii. These experiences have shaped my desire to create artwork that inspires an active life. 

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 then 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!