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Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's November Artist of the Month:
 
Lynne B. Mehlman
 
 
 
 

Drawn to the beauty of nature, Lynne Mehlman has been painting her entire life. As a first-grade student in Japan, she won a prize for her painting of the captivating cherry blossoms in her neighborhood. Throughout her school years she continued to receive encouragement, taking as many art classes as she could, from ceramics to calligraphy to lithography.

 

However, it was not until she met Robert Cormier that she found the intensive training she desired. Cormier, an instructor of the R.H. Ives Gammell Studios in Boston, MA instructed Lynne for four years. She then furthered her studies with Paul Ingbretson for more than five years in Manchester, NH. Both artists were former students of Gammell, the internationally-renowned American painter and former president of the Guild of Boston Artists.

 

Her training consisted of two major components: drawing and painting, and learning to see. Ingbretson calls this “painting in the visual order,” in the tradition of the Boston School of Painting; Cormier called it the impressionistic approach. Lynne found truth in Gammell’s words: “A student’s progress seems to him like the falling of successive scales from his eyes… It is only after his eyes have acquired a fairly high degree of sensitivity—that he can paint fairly well—that a student realizes the overwhelming difficulty of painting.”

 

Lynne’s oil paintings capture vibrant colors and light in her elegantly composed arrangements. She strives to accurately depict nature, while leaving a sense of mystery in the shadows and of wonder for the beauty around her. Lynne favors fruits and florals for her still lifes because of their diverse hues and shapes, as well as adding visual magic to everyday objects. Her goal is to express more with less, to work towards poetry instead of prose.

 

Lynne has won many awards and has numerous works in private collections. She is a member of the Rockport Art Association & Museum, the Lowell Art Association, Inc./Whistler House Museum of Art, and the Guild of Boston Artists, where she is currently the Vice President of the Board of Managers. Additionally, she participates in regional and international competitions at the Art Renewal Center, the Oil Painters of America, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, and the Academic Artists Association. To complement her solitary painting lifestyle, she volunteers with art organizations close to her heart. While residing in Lowell, MA, Lynne has a studio in Lawrence, where she carefully observes nature from north light.

 

The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Lynne Mehlman's work. If you are interested in purchasing any of these works
of art, contact the Whistler House Museum of Art at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (978) 807-6679.

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Peacocks & Berries
Oil on linen
14" x 11"
$1,700
 
 
Autumn Leaves
Oil on panel
9" x 12"
$800
 
 
White Blooms Among Grapes
Oil on linen
6" x 8"
$590
 
 
Back Porch
Oil on linen
16" x 20"
$2,500
 
 
Chrysanthemum & Maple Leaves
Oil on linen
18" x 24"
$5,000
 
 
Autumnal Arrangement
Oil on linen
20" x 16"
$3,500
 
 
Late Afternoon in August
Oil on linen
18" x 24"
$3,800
 
Eve's Delight
Oil on linen
16" x 20"
$2,900
 
Gargoyle & Peonies
Oil on linen
11" x 14"
$1,600
 
Essex Grasses
Oil on linen
18" x 24"
$3,200
 
Basket of Lemons and Cherries
Oil on panel
6 x 8
$590
 
 
Roses, Peonies & Ribbons
Oil on linen
24" x 18"
$4,600
 
Spray of Violet
Oil on linen
18" x 24"
$5,200
 
Anubis & Urn
Oil on linen
18" x 14"
$2,500
 
Grapes & Lilies
Oil on linen
6" x 8"
$590
 
Red Pine Reflections
Oil on linen
24" x 12"
$3,000

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