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Lynne Buchanan


Lynne Buchanan is a contemporary abstract painter. Educated with a B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting, she taught art in public schools for 25 years.

After retiring from teaching, she began painting full-time. She participates in area

art organizations and serves on

several boards.

Her work was juried into local, regional and state

competitions, and belongs to many private and corporate collectors.

She has also won numerous awards.

I used to paint old barns, cactus and old buildings that represent memories from my childhood visits to rural Kansas and Nebraska.


In my journey back to abstraction, I draw especially on memories of New Mexico landscapes. Whether real or imagined, there is a secure and peaceful feeling when I paint these memories.


I use mark making to explore the visual language of abstraction. My work focuses on scraping, covering, lifting and building layers with paint, graphite and some collage.


For me, abstract art is an elusive relationship between challenges and rewards. My intent is that the paintings convey these challenges and rewards. My hope is that the viewer joins the visual conversation and connects with the joy.

Artist Statement

What does my Art mean?

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