Lynn Wilson

by on January 18, 2014

The Bobcaygeon Local

July 16, 2010
By Lisa Dever

Lynn Wilson 2012Somewhere in a mansion in Uxbridge a painting by local artist Lynn Wilson adorns the walls alongside original works by the Group of Seven. Not bad company. Not bad at all.

Lynn Wilson is no shrinking violet. When talking with her one quickly figures out that here is a woman of strength and fortitude. Whether it is breaking the glass ceiling in the world of corporate sales or battling breast cancer, Lynn takes on each challenge with confidence, determination and style.

Having had enough of the pace and pressure of a career selling very high-end corporate furniture, Lynn announced suddenly one day to her husband Mark, that she was going to quit her job. When Mark asked what she was going to do next, Lynn shrugged her shoulders. She had no idea.

It was not very long before she found out. With an arsenal of skills and a good measure of appeal, Lynn ended up working for Brunswick Billiards, selling the best pool tables made in Canada. Working from her home in Bobcaygeon, Lynn sells pool tables to hotels, recreational facilities and resorts all over Canada. She also handles the administrative side of husband Mark’s restoring and refinishing business.

After a long absence from the world of art, Lynn began painting seriously when she “retired” the first time. She’s a sporadic producer, sometimes working for days on a piece, or weeks on several pieces and then nothing for awhile. There’s a real passion in her for her work. When Lynn talks about painting it almost sounds like the art comes from another person entirely, like she’s a conduit more than a creator.

I like Lynn’s art. Whether it’s her photographs of flowers or her dramatic abstracts of oil on silk, her art is pleasing to the eye. There’s emotion clearly visible in each piece. They are strong, like the woman who creates them.

Lynn’s bright and open house on Front Street West is home to her new studio. On August 7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Lynn will be welcoming visitors to her art studio opening. For more details, contact Lynn at 738-6142.