The International Society of Acrylic Painters


Featured Member Artist



Our featured artist for May-June, 2018, is ISAP signature member Lynne Cunningham.

In addition to being a signature member of ISAP, Lynne is a member of the Artist Council, Palm Springs Art Museum. Along with painting in acrylic, she paints in oil and watermedia.

Since March, 2017, her paintings have been on exhibit in a curated series of contemporary art exhibits at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The book titled
AcrylicWorks 5 - Bold Values, published in 2018 by North Light Books, includes one of the artist's paintings. A truly memorable experience was a 2 week stay as an Artist-in-Residence with the National Parks Service, Shasta District, as well as in Wyoming at Brush Creek Arts Foundation.

Lynn's work is represented in galleries in Northern California, and in the Palm Springs area where the artist grew up. She graduated from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, taking studio art along with landscape architecture courses.

Laguna Suena II , 30 x 40, acrylic on canvasLynne has lived in Northern California for 26 years with her husband James, first in the San Francisco Bay Area for 10 years and presently in Davis, California.

About her work, Lynne explains:  "I paint the expression of a place or an idea; I often come up with an idea or a descriptive word statement of what I want to paint and then I begin, keeping this expression foremost in mind. Other paintings and designs might also begin from imagination. My artwork focuses on subjects most intimate and familiar to me: cityscapes, landscapes, memory paintings or those inspired by the
designs and patterns found in nature, especially botanical and floral motifs. My geometric abstracts are rooted in my career as a landscape architect; I undertook and completed many urban public projects in Northern California. Recently I began working in textile collage, as I find changing mediums occasionally keeps me artistically motivated. The downside to this change is the accumulation of even more art materials - it's a dilemma!"

Images (clockwise from top left):  Lynne Cunningham in her studio; "On Dry Land" acrylic, 22" x 15"; "Les Couleurs" acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36";"Laguna Suena II" acrylic on canvas 24" x 36"

Be sure to visit Lynne's website:

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