Florida Artists Group

  Area IV Member

 Lynn Foskett (Pierson) — Painter

Lynn Foskett Pierson Step Ladder

Step Ladder
17 x 14


 Lynn Foskett Pierson Long Scissors

Long Scissors
11 x 7

 Lynn Foskett Pierson
Lynn Foskett Pierson Spiral Pencil Holder

Spiral Pencil Holder
11 x 7

Lynn Foskett Pierson paper Clips

Paper Clips
14 x 17.5

Lynn's Web Site

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Member of Flag since
2015

Lynn's Bio:

Lynn Foskett was born in 1949, in south Florida.  Raised and educated in the South, Mid-West and Northeast, Foskett received a strong background in the visual arts in junior college, with a focus in fashion illustration. After studying abroad, she assisted regionally acclaimed artist, Augusta Oelschig (known for her work in the distinctive Southern Gothic tradition) on a commissioned piece now displayed in the Savannah Chamber of Commerce. Foskett went on to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Northern Illinois University. Having explored both representational and abstract styles, her focus has turned steadily towards semi-abstract and non-objective imagery.

Upon returning to Florida, Foskett has been active in the arts community in the Tampa Bay Area. The artist continues to grow in her work through workshops led by established artists, including watercolorist Taylor Ikin, photographer Anna Tomczek and printmaker Linda Berghoff.

 

 Artist Statement:

My paintings and drawings, collages and dimensional works reflect a lifelong exploration of the dichotomy between perception and the reality  behind it. Textural and linear qualities intrigue me, as does the challenge of integrating positive and negative space. The latter plays to my belief that all things, seen and unseen, share common aspects. Blurring the boundaries of the subject and it’s surrounding field raise the question: how little or how much information is necessary to understand the shape of things?

Influences come from a number of artists, particularly the sculpture of Louise Nevelson  and Fred Sandback, and the drawings of Richard Artschwager.

Picasso is quoted as saying that all “…art is a lie that leads us to the truth.”  Ultimately, I consider a piece successful if it evokes the ambiguities explored and a sense of truth about the world within and without.

 

Education

1975 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
1970 Associate Degree, Garland Jr. College, Boston, MA

Awards and Honors

2013 Best of Category in Drawing, Pasco Art Council Art Annual
2012 Honorable Mention, PAVA Annual Member Show
2009 Best of Category in Mixed Media, Pasco Art Council Art Annual
2007 Honorable Mention, Pasco Art Council Art Annual

Select Group Exhibitions

2014 Juried, 63rd Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Juried, PAVA Annual Spring Show – Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
Juried, Las Damas de Arte 30th Annual “Sunday in the Arts,”
Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
2012 Juried, PAVA Annual Spring Show – Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
2011 “Embracing Creativity,“ by Invitation, Pasco Art Center, New Port Richey FL

Solo Exhibition

2013 “A Linear Perspective,” Artist’s Faire Gallery, Tarpon Springs, FL

Professional Associations and Affiliations

FLAG (Florida Artists Group)
PAVA (Professional Association of Visual Artists)
Pasco Arts Council
Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee, Chairman