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

A printmaking class in 2003 at the Newport Art Museum in Newport, RI was where my initial ideas for this work began.  Working in graphic design for a few years helped me develop a way to combine the precision of the digital world with the "felt sense" of traditional artwork. This Aha! moment has been informing my creative process ever since. Evolution over the years has brought me to watercolor where (at the moment)  I'm loving the transparency and delicate edges. 

Style & 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 as a child, competitive sailing and rowing in college, swimming and lifeguarding for 7 years on Rhode Island beaches, studying and teaching yoga, finding triathlon in Kona, Hawaii. These experiences have shaped my desire to make art that inspires and celebrates these activities. 

100% Handmade

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!