Lyn Asselta readily admits that she has considered the landscape her muse since she was a child. Growing up on the rocky coast of Maine, where the weather changed almost by the minute, the effects of the atmosphere on land and water were an everyday, mesmerizing occurrence. Her memories are rich in details of the places she has experienced throughout her life and she has a deep reverence for places that exude a sense of strength and quiet. Those qualities continue to appear time and time again in her paintings. Her chosen medium of pastel allows her to extend her tactile sense of communicating with the natural world into the painting process at her easel.
Lyn’s landscape paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States and have been included in invitational exhibitions in France and China. A sought-after workshop instructor, she has taught workshops in Canada, Curacao, and across the USA. Lyn is an IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies) Eminent Pastelist, a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of the Salmagundi Club, a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society, and is the founder and past president of the First Coast Pastel Society based in northeast Florida. In 2009, Lyn was selected as an Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park in Maine. Her work has been featured in several magazines including Pastel Journal, Plein Air Magazine, and Pratique des Arts.
Lyn’s work is represented by Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and Cutter & Cutter Fine Art Galleries in Saint Augustine, Florida, and Ponte Vedra, Florida.