"I love to walk in nature and observe the constantly changing world of sky, land and water.  I paint from senses and memory and photos I take.  The shapes and colors, light and shadow, stillness and movement thrill me; I want to paint that."

I grew up playing in the vineyards and hills of the Ukiah Valley, northern California.  Though I attended Mendocino College, U.C. Santa Barbara, and Santa Rosa Junior College, I never took an art class.  I have been a home health aide, a waitress, a ranch hand, a veterinary assistant, a seamstress, and a dental hygienist. I am now a carpenter's helper- and an artist.

I have always had a creative outlet.  I have enjoyed playing music (piano and clarinet), graphite and colored pencil drawing, and I have been a modern dancer and an avid journal writer.  My husband and I lovingly designed and hand built our own home in Potter Valley.

I took my first timid stroke with a bristle brush 11 years ago and was hooked.  Since then, landscape (and waterscape) painting is my passion!  I have taken oil painting classes at Mendocino College and currently study landscape painting with Ukiah's Adele Pruitt.  I have shown my artwork locally at fairs, restaurants, the Corner Gallery, Ukiah Valley Artists' Coop Gallery, Mendocino Art Center, and at the Grace Hudson Museum (MCAA retrospective, spring 2014).

Alpine Paintbrush- Sierra Nevada


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 Lynn Graves GulyashPotter Valley, CA707-743-2456