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Painting on Site in Haliburton Highlands
Achieving abundant awards throughout her lifetime, artist Lynda Moffatt is the 3rd generation of her family in the arts. Her goal is always to honour and give legacy to her artistic ancestors, her father and her grandmother.
The artist grew up in Southern Ontario working with horses, eventually venturing down to Florida to be a Veterinary Technician. Later, she worked as a gallery manager, learning the business side of the art world while studying oils under Harold Cooper of Wesleyan University, Ohio, who was founder of The New Albany Arts Council. Lynda completed several courses in oils, portraiture, multi-mediums and en plein air painting while also studying Art Business.
Highlights from her creative endeavours include: receiving a grant to document, to scale, a sunken 3-mast schooner for the Wisconsin Shipwreck Museum, while diving the wreck and also replacing the propeller as part of her research, rewarded by inclusion in U.S. history books; returning to Canada and creating public murals throughout the City of Windsor with the Windsor Art Studio and a team of fellow artists; restoring public murals throughout the Town of Essex with her partner, Kevin; ultimately, being commissioned to research & paint a mural for Fort Malden Museum, now on record as a labour-of-love and the first of its kind in a Canadian parliamentary building. The mural - The Rebellions 1837-38 - was quite an undertaking while working with a designer from Ottawa and Parks Canada.
Most recently, Lynda was juried-in for the featured: International Artist-of-the-year Online Residency with Camelback Gallery (Aug. 2020 -2021), and is featured as a Co-Author in the international bestselling book Pursuit!365, released on International Women's day of 2021, with proceeds to benefit those in need of affordable housing.
This artist has built a strong portfolio-following and collector base, with collections hanging in schools, businesses and the private sector. With many followers and supporters on and off social media, Lynda continually expands her portfolio while studying her love of wildlife in nature near her Southern Ontario home, emphasizing the spectacular bird migration which occurs twice each year. In the spring & fall, many species travel through and stop to rest in the area and Lynda likes to venture outdoors and see them in person, making sketches to bring back to her studio to complete in detail.
Pre-Covid pandemic, the artist liked to trek to Northern Ontario, to Algonquin Park and the Haliburton Highlands where her ancestors had settled. Moffatt finds that her soul feels rejuvenated after visiting this area and painting for her Algonquin Series.
Moffatt's work is represented by Roam Gallery of BC/Ontario, and she belongs to several art associations including: the ECOAA; the Arts Society of Kingsville; Plein Air Artists; the Haliburton Arts Society; and the Federation of Canadian Artists. Participating in local community programs such as being a juror for the Chatham-Kent Art House Project, Lynda also strives to help others who need support or guidance in the arts community.
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