Lynne Dunnavant of Parke County, Indiana, is River City Art Association’s November Artist of the Month to be featured by the Vigo County Public Library in a virtual gallery on its Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the library is unable to display artwork in its Artist of the Month gallery space in the lobby of the main branch in Terre Haute.
“The Gathering Place” by Lynne was selected for the 2020 Crow Show at Arts Illiana Gallery in Terre Haute. In addition, the image of this oil painting is featured on the cover of “This Old World,” the latest book released by Parke County author Mike Lunsford.
The Rosedale artist has always had a love for art and is self-taught. “I painted some during my working years, and now full time since my retirement in 2018. I paint with watercolors, oil, and also do pen and ink. My work includes rural landscapes, old barns and bridges, flowers, and anything unusual or old and antique looking. I have done several portraits for family and friends and have been busy doing commissioned work on a regular basis. Art is so enjoyable for me and I hope to improve and expand my talent in a much bigger way in the coming year. I participate in plein air events in Indiana when I can fit them in my schedule.”
Lynne’s memberships include Wabash Valley Art Guild, and Swope in Terre Haute, Indiana, Covered Bridge Art Association, Rockville, Indiana, Oil Painters of America and Indiana Plein Air Painters Association.
Lynne has exhibited artwork and won numerous awards, including Peoples Choice Award at Arts Illiana, 2nd place at Spring Art Show for the WVAG, Best of Show at Covered Bridge Art Gallery. Best of Show at Little Italy Festival art exhibit. Best of Show, 2nd place and purchase award at several plein air events throughout Indiana.
“I recently was chosen as one of the artists to participate in the Construction Fence Mural Project for the new convention center in Terre Haute.”
Lynne also has published a book of her work, “Lynne Dunnavant Fine Art Collection,” that is available on Amazon.
“My husband Lance is my biggest encourager. Eric, my son, Christen, my daughter, Steve, my son-in-law, and grandchildren, Noah, Abram, and Elle are all big supporters of my artwork. I am thankful to God for this gift that I enjoy so much.”