Lynne was born in Washington, D.C. Her father was a nuclear engineer, and her mother a bacteriologist. Growing up in an environment where science was foremost, she discovered her love of art slowly. At the start of a college year abroad in Paris, she declared an art major. For graduate study, she found her way to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the few schools in the country that offered a Minor in Studio Art for students pursuing a Masters in Art History. It was there that she decided her future lay in studio art. After receiving her degree, she moved to Ohio State University for their M.F.A. studio program. Three years later, she began teaching at the University of Idaho. Travel has been an important part of her professional development. In 1983-1984, she taught for the year in England on a Fulbright Teacher Exchange. She has had three sabbaticals over the course of her career. In 2007 she took part in a second international teacher exchange, this time teaching for a semester at Universidad de Castilla–La Mancha in Cuenca, Spain. Most recently, in the 2008, she was a guest artist for one month at the Algarden Printmaking Center in Boras, Sweden and then traveled in Spain staying for two week residencies at the Center for Art and Nature in Farrera in the Spanish Pyrenees and Grafiko a printmaking center near Cadiz.
She has used photocopy as a fine art medium for expression since 1993. This interest led her to be Artist-in-Residence at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox PARC) in California for four months in 2001. In 2005, she was invited to be a guest artist for three weeks at, Museo International de Electrografía (MIDE) in Cuenca, Spain, a museum/research institute focusing on new media.
Drawing is a key component of her artwork. She has used the process of drawing to make herself see her surroundings, at home and abroad. Her artwork almost always begins with direct observation.
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