The Art Gallery at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church will present an exhibit of silk paintings by Lynn Fisher, opening Sunday, September 23, at 12:30 p.m. with a reception and gallery talk.

Lynn Fisher was born into a military family in Fort Knox Kentucky, and spent the early years of her childhood relocating from one military base to another, in the USA and overseas. Wherever they lived, Lynn’s mother would always plant a garden filled with vegetables and flowers.  The family eventually settled in the “big sky state” of Montana. Her mother’s passion with gardening was passed on to Lynn.  It’s her love of flowers that serves as the inspiration for her artwork.

In Lynn’s silk paintings, sunflowers, hollyhocks, irises and other floral beauties are transformed through the process of painting on silk.  She is most happy when her artwork brings a smile to other people.  Not content to limit herself to silk painting, Lynn also creates flowery works of art with ceramic pottery.  Much of her time is spent bouncing between painting and pottery. She has taken silk painting classes in Idaho and pottery classes in Tennessee at the Oak Ridge Art Center.

Lynn is a member of the Foothills Craft Guild, showcasing the finest of Tennessee craft; and of Terra Madre Women in Clay, a collection of female ceramic artists encouraging artistry through clay.

Married with three adult children, Lynn and her family have also traveled the USA and overseas for her husband’s job. They have enjoyed the architecture, museums, and art galleries—inspiration from around the world.

The gallery and church are located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, and is open to the public 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sundays.

                                                                   "Sunshine in A Field" by Lynn Fisher

                                                                 "Sunshine in A Field" by Lynn Fisher

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"Sunset Tulips" by Lynn Fisher