Navigating the site

White Cat Detail


Explore the image collection via categories listed below and in the main menu, or select from Recent Posts. These often have multiple images and lead to Detail pages where you can get a feel for what the piece is really like. (Web images are flat and make everything look like a poster, so the details are included to counter that tendency.)

It’s easy to collect and enjoy images you love, even wear them and send them as cards or gifts. Head over to our store at RedBubble to customize images in an amazing variety of ways, and have them delivered to your door. If the image you love is not already at RedBubble, contact the studio and we will add it to the inventory.

If you would like to have an original, the actual artist-created image, email us and we will work with you to get the piece to its new forever home.


Tag Word Cloud

about lyn art to wear buy collect contact us deconstructing Christianity digital mixed media paint pastel psychological art welcome

How it all started…and where we are now

Red-haired woman staring at you.

In my 30s I began a new chapter of life which allowed me to explore being a visual artist. Decades later my web presence has evolved into a selection of what those years have produced, what I’m doing now, and an opportunity for you to have originals and customized versions of images that speak to you to wear, hang, send, or collect.

I’ve discovered that images have a life of their own after they leave the easel, and are alive in a nurturing and undemanding way. Maybe even have vibrations like music, an aura, or kami. They continue to delight and surprise, enriching their surroundings. If you’ve ever bought a pot from a potter, jewelry from a maker, or clothes from a designer/sewer you might connect with my assertion.

It’s a delight after years in the studio to realize all those marks are dancing through the universe.

This website will give you a taste. Come back often.

Worship/Ritual 3 Panel Cartoon

1064 A,B,C “Worship/Ritual,” new from the studio, three individual mixed media paintings on gessoed watercolor paper. Size (each) 12 in x 15 in. Intended to be read Left to Right as cartoon panels, possibly as a triptych if you add the passage of small increments of time between the views. The ritual progresses.

About the figure(s): So interesting being a spectator to worship/ritual and accepting as normal the re-shaping of the human body with special clothing that masks the usual visual cues — robes, gilding, lace, helmets, crowns, orbs. All to make the ritual-keeper supersized, without normal features or parts.

Deconstructing (American) Christianity

1051 CleanDirtyDead 12×16 inches, oil on coated Arches paper

This triptych can be arranged in any order, or every order, and the truth of the words in sequence is still true. Try it: Dead/Clean/Dirty, Dirty/Clean/Dead, Clean/Dead/Dirty and so on. Females in Western culture transmute between these three states of being, and can even be all three at once!

You don’t have to be a church-y person to have absorbed the above as the complete and only possible states of female existence. We (my pronouns at the moment are female) don’t have to choose or even agree with this foundational and omnipresent TRUTH — if you are designated female, this is you.

Artist comment: I like the way the words “clean” and “dirty” are modestly showing themselves as there, but not in your face, while “dead” has a flashbang. Meaning? I don’t know, maybe just a direct sensory impact into the lower brain contrasted with a shy, sneaky intrusion.

Tragic and very cool at the same time.

1063 Tyranny of the Liturgical Year (12 in x 18 in), mixed media on gessoed watercolor paper.

Visual observation that the progression of seasons of worship, Advent, Lent, etc, which are ostensibly intended to focus and enhance individual and community spirituality, turn into energy sinkholes, especially for those who have to present and administer and keep “fresh” this never-ending cycle of what’s next on the calendar.

Lyn Southworth Images