When I paint I connect with changing light, the color of the landscape, and movement. I feel the most free when I paint outdoors, whether I paint deserts, cities, mountains, farms, docks, rivers, or beaches. I focus on abstract shapes and forms that create a whole, seeking inspiration that makes a universal connection.
Lynn Mehta lives and works in Alexandria, Virginia. She grew up along the ocean and began painting at an early age. She travels wherever she can and whether she paints deserts, mountains, street scenes, or farms, there is a fluidity in her painting style that reflects her connection to the oceanside. Painting from life, Mehta simultaneously focuses on the abstraction of form, strong design, and the inspiration she receives from the world around her while manipulating the oil paint with thick, juicy strokes.
With a B.A. in Art from San Diego State University, Mehta continued her studies in workshops of internationally acclaimed artists in the US and abroad. In May 2016, she completed an artist residency in Acadia National Park. Her most recent awards include First Place in BSSS Queen City Plein Air Festival 2016, First Place Staunton Quick Draw Art Competition 2016, Fourth Place Women Painters of the Southeast Annual Exhibition 2016, and Best Painting Incorporating Water in Paint Annapolis 2015.
In the September 2016 edition of Plein Air Magazine, Mehta has a 5-page artist profile article. She was written up in Washington DC's paper, Hill Rag in February 2016, and is a featured artist in 100 Painters of the Mid-Atlantic. She holds membership in the American Impressionist Society, California Art Club, Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, Oil Painters of America, Salmagundi Club, Washington Society of Landscape Painters, Women Painters of the Southeast, and is an Elected Artist Member in the American Artists Professional League. Mehta's paintings are held in public and private collections throughout the US, France, and England.