Born into a Royal Navy family Lynne broke the mould and, at the age of sixteen, was accepted as a student of Fine Art at Winchester School of Art a year after returning from living in Malta with her parents. Malta had a profound influence on Lynne; the extraordinary history of the island had opened her eyes to new worlds of colour and history. It had also kindled her desire to discover more about the world. After a brief period at art school (it was, after all the 60s and Lynne’s parents were not at all comfortable with the arrival of this new world!) Lynne decided to spend a year in France working ‘au pair’ and studying French at the Alliance Francaise in Paris. On her return to England the pressure was on to find a more sensible and suitable path to adulthood. The Armed Forces suited the situation and Lynne was commissioned into the British Army. As it turned out she enjoyed the opportunities this presented her with, not least a posting to the Far East and Singapore. This in turn, through changes of fortune, led to her living and travelling, painting and exhibiting in a variety of countries including, East Africa, Hungary and the Balkans, as well as Lebanon and Syria. Now settled in Herefordshire Lynne continues to draw on a wide range of subject matter for her work, although her primary interest remains portraiture. Lynne also writes short stories to accompany many of her paintings. They can be seen on this website.