The Joy of Art Studio
Teaching Studio

Artist’s Statement

My purpose as an artist and teacher of artists is:
  • To encourage and revitalize people’s dreams and ability to accomplish their dreams
  • To present work that make the viewer happy
  • To raise the viewer’s emotional tone, which can’t help but make their life better

The field of aesthetics is not a luxury. It is an essential element of life at its best. Its presence lifts the spirit outside the physical universe, even though material goods are used to create it. Paint and canvas, violin and bow, marble and chisel, gold and gems – all of these are only matter until an artist’s magic transforms them.

Who among us has not been uplifted, inspired, awe-struck by a glorious symphony, an exquisite sculpture, a stunning painting or a jewel encrusted egg which opens to reveal a more amazing treasure inside?

Art can make your heart soar – it brings joy! And so I invite you to enJOY my work!

Artist Biography

Lynne Oakes is an artist and a teacher of artists. While she paints in a variety of media, oil painting and watercolor are her primary interests. Her subject matter includes life in its many aspects: landscapes, florals, cats, dolls, still life and portraits.

Teaching drawing and painting to aspiring artists is as important to her as her own artwork. "I feel a responsibility to pass on to others what they need to create their own work."

Educated in art from her early years, she graduated from The State University of Iowa and continued with a M Ed. in Art Education from The Pennsylvania State University. Her entire family are artists. Her father was a photographer, her mother a watercolor artist and her sister is a jewelry designer. Her son is continuing the family tradition as a metal sculptor with an interest in the performing arts.

Lynne's paintings are in private collections in the U.S. and Europe. She is also represented in various corporate collections.

In her community, she founded an art league that is now over 20 years old. This is another aspect of her devotion to helping others to follow their dreams to be artists, and to be in the company of artists.


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