BIO

Lynn Harnish is a self-taught artist that started her creative journey on the prairies in central Canada. Focusing on interior design for many years, she and her family moved to Vancouver Island in the mid 90’s. She continued with design but always had a dream to paint full time. Lynn discovered encaustic painting and fell in love with this medium. It is the oldest form of painting dating back thousands of years, yet most people have never experienced its dream-like qualities. Pigments are suspended in over 20 layers of melted beeswax and resin, fusing each layer with the next. Lynn decided to leave her design business and put all her energy into creating one of a kind encaustic works. Lynn has her studio on her property where she resides with her husband Richard, surrounded by nature that still continues to inspire her.

I love to create; I always have. My medium has changed over the past 30 years but my passion for the artistic process continues. In my studio my latest medium is Encaustic. I love allowing each piece to unfold and emerge. The paint, the wax, the tools all give me a feeling of being both the artist and the art itself. I love the smell of beeswax and the feeling of the wax on my hands, resting under my finger nails. Through the process of encaustic what emerges is often unpredictable. Each piece I have created with purpose and yet the magic of the medium has lead me to these final images. There's always a sense of surprise and wonder. I am creating happy accidents when things develop differently than I had expected... and that's the magic. When people view my paintings, I hope it connects them with a feeling more than just an image.  

Lynn Harnish
Lynn Harnish - Within ReachLynn Harnish
Within Reach
10" X 10"
$295
Lynn Harnish - Morning GratitudeLynn Harnish
Morning Gratitude
10" X 10"
$275
Lynn Harnish - Ambient LightLynn Harnish
Ambient Light
10" X 10"
$295
Lynn Harnish - Beyond the MountainLynn Harnish
Beyond the Mountain
10" X 10"
$295
Lynn Harnish - Coming into ViewLynn Harnish
Coming into View
6" X 6"
$200
Lynn Harnish - Fade to CloseLynn Harnish
Fade to Close
6" X 6"
$200
Lynn Harnish - Continue to SavourLynn Harnish
Continue to Savour
6" X 6"
$175
Lynn Harnish - Cargo Seas IILynn Harnish
Cargo Seas II
8" X 8"
$250 Inquire about availabilty
Lynn Harnish - Cargo Seas ILynn Harnish
Cargo Seas I
8" X 8"
$250 Inquire about availabilty
Lynn Harnish - Tofino IILynn Harnish
Tofino II
8" X 8"
$225 Inquire about availabilty
Lynn Harnish - Tofino ILynn Harnish
Tofino I
8" X 8"
$225 Inquire about availabilty
Lynn Harnish - Silent Picture IILynn Harnish
Silent Picture II
10" X 10"
SOLD
Lynn Harnish - Silent Picture ILynn Harnish
Silent Picture I
10" X 10"
SOLD
Lynn Harnish - Pushing Through IILynn Harnish
Pushing Through II
16" X 16"
SOLD

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