Artist In Residence: Lynn Beggs

lynnbeggsfinalLynn is originally from New York City. She moved to Austin from Queens in 1991. She is influenced by the Italian Renaissance artists — Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, as well as more modern artists such as Mexican Painter Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, Modigliani. Her influences also include contemporary painter Christian Riese Lassen, who paints wonderful seascapes with marine wildlife from his native land of Hawaii. He became well known in the eighties when famous rock musicians like Van Halen bought his work.

“I’ve always wanted to draw and paint since I was a little girl — painting and drawing what I see around me. I’ve never wanted to do anything else so I keep holding onto the flame of creativity for others who want to see my work finished.”