Lynn Noelle Rushton brings the Texas native’s bravado and love of the West to her work. Focusing on work-a-day scenes from daily life, in oil and the ancient hot wax medium of encaustic, she describes her work as ‘painted stories.’ Drawing on the rich cultural history of the west, she combines the techniques of European post impressionism with subject matter that resonates with the monumental scene painters of the WPA and the 30’s and 40’s.
Working with the US Army, Rushton was invited to paint soldiers coming home from 16 months of deployment. This series of Words of Home culminated in a military cavalry ceremony from Fort Hood opening the work and an exhibition.
Her new work Forces of Nature, combines the drama of storms and weather with images of lovers. Looking even deeper in notion of Forces of Nature, Rushton creates animal totems to capture the essence of the storms and lovers and pendant images and explores the Newtonian laws with images of flyers.
Additionally, Rushton has taught workshops and lectured, teaching Masters Painting classes for MFA students at several Universities, including Texas Tech, Austin Peay, and Vanderbilt.
She earned a BFA from Vanderbilt University and won numerous awards nationally. She has painted in Europe, Asia and South America and paints in Dallas and somewhere near Clifton. [Read More …]