After over 40 years of painting commissioned work for a varied clientele, Tennessee based artist Lynne Looney now turns her attention to the studio and canvas artwork...."I have painted for decades hiring out my talents to please clients...Now I am painting to please myself".
Lynne worked originally in the 1970's in publishing adding theater, illustration and commercial design and billboards. Anyone traveling the I-35 Hwy. between Waco and Austin, Texas during the 1980's will remember seeing Lynne's "Texas Wildflower" billboards following Lady Byrd Johnson's dedication of Temple as the Wildflower Capital of Texas: not to mention the "Sir Wigglesworth" and "City of Salado" billboards.
In 1988 Lynne moved to Atlanta, Georgia working for the largest events decorator in the Southeast. Since 1992 she has been painting murals and specialty finishes for high end clientele in the Southeast.In the late 1990's she was one of the most prolific artists for the well known mail order catalog "Sugar Hill" until it's closure, where she designed and painted hundreds of decorative, one-of-a-kind items that shipped all over the world.
More recently during an 18 month stay to help with her mother who was battling cancer in 2008-2009, Lynne concentrated on Abstracts. "It was a great therapeutic outlet for the stress of the situation. I painted large, bold and expressive canvases."