Lynn Fecteau

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There has never been a time in my life when I haven’t been creating art. I’ve wanted to be an artist ever since I was a child. On Saturdays, when all the kids in my New Jersey neighborhood went to football games, I went to art school.

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After  graduating from high school I attended Philadelphia College of the Arts, my last year on a scholarship for excellence in printmaking and painting.   I grew up in New Jersey around the shore and I remember going out to sit on my favorite jetty for hours looking out at the sea.  Now that I’m older and can reflect on my reasons, I see that I always felt that connection to the ocean.  I was using the natural world to calm and center myself.  I still do that.  My back yard is a heaven in the city with orchids and other exotic flowers and most recently a butterfly garden.

LYNN FECTEAU

My life journey has taken me around the world.  Traveling on boats was a perfect fit for me.  I spent my young adult life going on various adventures while crewing on boats around the South Pacific, New Guinea, Australia and Asia. I took a sketch book every where with me and kept a journal through my drawings and paintings.  To walk in any natural environment, whether a forested trail or sandy beach, calms and centers my soul.  My creativity vibrates with excitement when I begin working on a new painting.

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When creating, I am always aware of the deep connection we have with nature.  I try to relate this in my work.   My focus when painting becomes so strong that everything else melts away.   I find myself in a very meditative state.  All the nuances of a flower can consume me for days.  The wonder of the patterns that comprise nature ignites my passion.  I love to capture those patterns on canvas.   Light, color and beauty characterize my  paintings.  Working primarily in acrylic on canvas, I try to capture the illusion of depth of space.

Art is a gift that I like to share.  “Shattered Images” is a sculpture I created for a breast cancer fundraiser.  Because I love the sea, I’ve also contributed my artwork to help raise funds for the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Nature Center on Key Biscayne, as well as for the Shake-a-Leg organization, which teaches disabled and at-risk children and adults to sail, giving them confidence and independence.

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My hope is that I can prompt a sense of peacefulness and joy in all the people that experience my art.

Lynn Fecteau

 

SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS

  • Tubac Center For The Arts, AZ
  • Mohave Community College, AZ
  • Riveria Country Club, Coral Gables, FL
  • Stafford Library Group Show, AZ
  • Gallery 3 Coconut Grove, FL
  • The Cove Gallery, Naples FL – Solo Exhibition
  • Gallery of Grove Harbor Plaza, Miami, FL
  • Powerplant Group Show, CO
  • Garden Program, Solo Exhibition, Palm Beach FL
  • The Invitational Museum of Science Fine Art Show at the Miami Planetarium
  • The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art  Group Show, Miami, FL
  • Akontempo Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Tempe  Art Commission, Tempe, AZ
  • Windows of Dreams, Akontempo Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Cochise of Dreams, Akontempo Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Image  Maker Gallery, Group Show, Ft. Collins,CO
  • Milepost 9 Gallery, Group Show, Yuma, AZ
  • Inside/Outside, Akontempo Gallery, Solo Exhibition
  • Phippen  Museum of Western History, Prescott, AZ
  • Encounters/Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Art
  • The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art,   Miami, FL
  • A Night at Venetian Pool, solo exhibition, Coral Gables, FL
  • Transformations  solo exhibition, Akontempo Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • MOCA, Fort Collins, CO
  • Poudre River Arts Center, Fort Collins Co
  • Richard Schmid Art Auction, Rist Canyon, CO
  • Leanin’ Tree, A card company producing greeting cards with Lynn’s images
  • The Bradford Group, You can now order your bank checks with Lynn’s artwork on them.
  • Affreschi & Affreschi Gallery Rome Italy
  • Riviera Country Club, group show
  • Key West Airport installation throughout terminal
  • Frameworks, Coconut Grove Florida
  • Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove Art Opening

 

COLLECTORS

  • Sheraton,Bel Harbor, FL  258 ft. mural
  • Groupo Ecologista Del Mayab, Cancun Mexico
  • Metro Bank, Coral Gables, FL
  • National Anti-Vivisection Society
  • Arvida, Weston, FL
  • Dr. Gorfon D. Sokoloff D.D.S. Coral Gable, FL
  • Doral Coutry Club., Miami, FL
  • Sandals Resort, St. Lucia
  • Cafe at Venetian Pool, CoralGables, FL
  • Muscular Distrophy Assiciation
  • The Villagers, dedicated to preservation and restoration of historic landmarks, Coral Gables
  • American Heritage Railways, Coral Gables, FL
  • Coral Gables Women’s Club, Coral Gables, FL
  • WLRN Public Radio, Miami, FL
  • Soprano Productions
  • Sandals, Ocho Rios, Jamaica,
  • Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl