Lynne Summers

Lynne Summers

Lynne E Summers (b. Washington DC, USA) works in several mediums, currently using acrylic paint on canvas.

Placing the brush strokes onto a canvas that directly respond to the surrounding environment and everyday experiences is the starting point.

The arrangements of colors, hues, tonal values and their movements or contrasts tie together the conceptual approach. Capturing and revealing the feelings of the moment and the creativity of placing these moments of time and space onto paper or canvas is passion and life. Imagination, sensitivity, perception and aesthetics all intermingle with the creation of the piece.

With conceptual approach, Summers paintings respond to the surrounding environment, using everyday experiences and examining the ambiguity and origination, her approach is a wide scale of subjects involving the viewer. Her works are an investigation into representation of situations as well as depictions and ideas that can only be realized in painting.

The endeavor is to give the mind more to view than what is presented on the canvas. The concept and interpretations of situations as well as depictions and ideas that can only be realized in painting are these framed instances that perhaps would go unnoticed in their original context.


I am currently and predominately working in the medium of painting using acrylic paint. I continue to create though, as I have previously, in a variety of various media; gouache, pastels, inks, watercolor, oil paintings, collages and egg-tempera.

In my experience of over 40 years, I have exhibited in galleries, participated in solo and selected jury shows and my works of art have won awards from Honorable Mention to Best in Show. I continue to participate in fine art exhibitions and commissions. My work is exhibited in homes and offices around the country, Germany and France.

Art At the Mill, Millwood, Va., Art from the Heart, Wakefield Country Day School, Flint Hill Va., Artist 5, Manassas, Va.., The Montpelier Center for Arts, National & Regional, Montpelier, Va., Piedmont Regional Art Show, The Plains Va., Art at VMRC, Harrisonburg, Va., Green Spring Gallery, Alexandria Va., Multi-Media Exhibition of Fine Art, Riverside Gallery Occoquan Va., Manassas Art Guild Show, Manassas, Va., Northern Virginia Community College, Fine Arts, Manassas, Va., Oatland Plantation Art Show, Oatland, Va., Commissioned Works Art Gallery, One person show, Middleburg Va., Art in the Park, Richmond, Va., Williamsburg Fine Art Show, Williamsburg, Va., Bell Grove Art & Craft Show, Middletown, Va., Wintergreen Art Show, Charlottesville, Va.,