LYNN DE LACEY
Born to a pioneering family in Africa, I grew up being immersed in the creation of nature on canvas, and veiwed it in all its extraordinary variety, depth, and luminescence, as constantly inspirational. Being on Zafari with my camera and sketch books is one of my favorite places. As a child, in remote areas in the African savannah, I had plenty of time to study nature and was never without my pencils and paints. My aspirations were always encouraged by my mother and grandmother, who were both artists in their own right.
My early aspirations were rewarded with many First, Second and Third prizes in my school years.
Living in a land where extreme poverty or wealth existed side by side, or where kindness and compassion were constant companions to cruelty, life was never dull. As I grew older, war ravaged the land, and my life took many twists and turns before I could finally pursue my passion for art and painting as a mature adult.
Now, living in peace in a village on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, I paint, draw my beautiful surroundings and sometimes my earlier memories. I am grateful to be able to pursue my passion for creative art.
I donate 2% + of my sales to various agencies responsible for saving our wildlife and our planet through GreenPeace, David Shepherd WildLife Org.and AVAAZ.Org