Lynne Painting

Artist Statement

Plein aire and studio oil paintings have their beginnings in an observed object or setting, either from nature or the built environment and are concerned with place and narrative. Paintings speak of a one-time experience or coalesce into a series of connected stories. Through all, the artist responds to the transforming power of the light and to the internal energies of nature. Color creates a series of essential interlocked forms, like a successful jigsaw puzzle, which support, contrast, and enhance each other. Linear elements add sparkle, and spatial depth brings us back to solid ground.


2016 “Color on the Wharf” Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA

2016 “Selections – Vermont and the Vineyard” : “Illuminations” Program at Massachusetts General Hospital

2015 “Selections – Coastal Beauty and Remembrance Gifford Medical Center Randolph, VT.

2015 “Selections – Coastal Beauty” Anna Jacques Hospital, Newburyport, MA

2015 “Selections” (45 works) Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

2014 “New England Shores” and ‘Working Waterfront” North Shore Art Association (Gloucester, MA)

2013 “New England Shores” Marion Art Center, Marion MA

2012 “New Maine Landscapes” Art in the Barn, Cushing, Maine Historical Society

2011 “Coastal SunriseMarblehead Arts Association, Marblehead, MA

2010 “A Season’s Travel’s 2010” 14 Cedar Street Studios, Amesbury, MA

2010   “A Casual Retrospective” Scala Art Center, Georgetown, MA

2004   “Floral Selections”: Granada Highlands, Malden, Massachusetts

2003   “Work Stations: Reflections of a First year in Administration”. Brattleboro, Vermont.

2000   “Floral Selections” Timkin Company, Keene, New Hampshire

1999   “Fresh Bloom”, Latham Library, Thetford Vermont

1998   “A Year in Bloom”, 365 floral paintings, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH as part of “Seasons Around the


1996   “Water Rushing”, Beside Myself Gallery, Arlington, Vermont

1996   “Water Rushing”, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC

1995   “Water Rushing”, Mc Pherson College, Mc Pherson, Kansas

1994   “Small Landscapes of 1993”, The Coolidge Hotel, White River Junction, Vermont

1989   “Tide Lines and Fault Lines”, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, Maryland




2016 May-July, Vreeland Clinic. White River Junction, VT

2014 October North Shore Art Association (Gloucester, MA)

2014 July/August: Exeter Hospital (NH)

2014 May Lark Rising Gallery, Rockport, MA

2014 March/April Provident Bank: Amesbury MA

2013-2014 December/January Marblehead Abbot Public Library (MA)

2013 October-November: Marion Art Center (MA) (with “New England Shores”)

2013 August/September: Georgetown Peabody Public Library, (MA)

2013 March-April 15: Milne Library SUNY Geneseo NY State College

2012 September-December: Hudson Valley Hospital, Cortlandt Manor NY

2012 August Art in the Barn, Cushing, Maine Historical Society

2012 February-June: Illuminations” Program at Massachusetts General Hospital

2012 January: Scala Art Center, Georgetown, MA

2011 November: Topsfield Town Library, Topsfield, MA



2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2005; Members Juried and Open Shows: North Shore Art Association, MA

2015, 2013, 2012 Juried and Open Shows, Cape Cod Art Association, also members shows

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009 Juried and Open Members Shows; 2005, new members show: Marblehead Art Association, MA

2010 Winter Show: Newburyport Art Association, MA

2004, 1996, 1990, 1986, Faculty Show: Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine

1999, 1998, 1997, Members Show: AVA Art Gallery, Lebanon, New Hampshire

1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, Member’s Show: Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, Vermont

1993 Member’s Show: Southern Vermont Artists, Inc., Manchester, Vermont

1993 Art Fellow Alumni Show: Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

1992 Second Place Award, Jay McKean Fisher, Baltimore Museum of Art, Juror: Laurel Art Guild, Laurel, MD

1992 “Drawing on Excellence”, Art Barn Juried Show: Washington, D.C. Mark Leithauser, National Gallery of Art, Juror

1990 Resident Artist’s Show: Montpelier Cultural Arts Center: Laurel, Maryland

1989 Laurel Art Guild Juried Show: Montpelier Cultural Arts Center: Laurel, Maryland


2000: Art Teacher’s Fellowship: Maine College of Art, Portland Maine.

1994, 1995: Painting Residency: Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT,

1991, 1993: Fellowship in Painting: Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY,

1987 -1991: Resident Artist: Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, Md.

1992: Residency, National Artist-Teacher Program: Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT



2014: March: “A Woman’s Journey in Paint – Nature Inspired Art by Lynne Schulte” PowerPoint presentation produced by Lynne and presented to Country Gardeners Georgetown.

2012 -2013: Remembrance – The Pink Chair Project: PowerPoint Lecture about the Pink Chair Project: Six sites: SUNY Geneseo (NY), Topsfield, Reading, Danvers, Hamilton MA, and Hampton, NH.

1999, October: Selected by administrators to receive the University of Vermont’s Outstanding Vermont Teacher Award

1999, June: Selected by colleagues as the Woodstock Union High School “Teacher of the Year”

1996-1997: Selected by VATA (Vermont Art Teachers Association, division of NAEA) as the Vermont Art  Educator of the Year

1994: Speech: As an Artist from a Woman’s Perspective, Keynote speaker for the Maryland State Convention, American Association of University Women



2010 – Present: Private art classes at Scala Art Center, Georgetown.

2005 – 2009 FINE ARTS DIRECTOR, Waltham Public Schools, Waltham, MA

2004 – 2005 Arts Education Consultant

2002 – July 2004: K-12 CURRICULUM COORDINATOR for VISUAL ART, Cambridge Massachusetts:

2002   ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, Vermont College: Designed and piloted the course:

            Using Art Materials with the Special Needs Child.

1992 – 2002: FINE ARTS CHAIR and Art Teacher, Woodstock Union High School, Woodstock Vermont.

1995: ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, College of St. Joseph, Rutland, Vermont.

            Taught Art for Teachers of Other Subjects.

1993: ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, University of Vermont.

            Designed and piloted Art for Teachers of Other Subjects,

1973 -1992: ART DEPARTMENT CHAIR and Art Teacher, Sherwood HS, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland.



2004   ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR (drawing) to Michael Moore, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts,

            Deer Isle, Maine

1996: ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR (printmaking) to Alice Spencer, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts,

            Deer Isle, Maine

1990: ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR (drawing) to Constance Costigan, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts,

            Deer Isle, Maine.

1986: ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR (ceramics) to David Leach, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts,

            Deer Isle, Maine.


CAGS, Educational Administration: Vermont College of the Union Institute and University.

MFA, Ceramics: Antioch University

BS, Art Education: Nazareth College of Rochester, NY


2014: Publication of book: Remembrance: The Pink Chair Project – an artist’s journey of love;  stories and images of the pink chair series.

2010: Founding artist at the Scala Art Center in Georgetown, MA.

2013 – 2014: Manager/Seasonal Artist at Lark Rising Gallery in the Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge, Rockport, MA.


Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA

Marblehead Art Association, Marblehead, MA

Scala Art Center, Georgetown, MA

North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, MA

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