Lynda Engstrom is a native New York artist who lives and works in Manhattan. She's a Pratt graduate and did post-grad work at the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to her Fine Arts career, Ms. Engstrom is an award-winning Art Director with a client list that includes CBS and The New York Times.
Ms. Engstrom belongs to The Pictures Generation, a loosely affiliated group of artists who emerged in New York in the mid-1970s through the 80s. Her early Shows were at The Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, CT, The Waverly Gallery and The WomanArt Gallery in New York City, The Terrain Gallery in Santa Monica and Studio North in Baltimore MD. Deft brushwork and keen draftmanship won her a coveted assignment as a painter for Jeff Koons for a recent Guggenheim Museum Show.
Lynda is extremely prolific and versatile in a wide variety of media, including oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, collage, oil pastel, graphite and pen & ink. Her printmaking skills include woodcut, wood engraving, etching, drypoint, silk screen and lithography. Her style runs the gamut from semi-abstract to impressionist to "evocative photorealism". Reviewers have often said her work evokes the mood and brushstroke of American painter Edward Hopper.
In other reviews Engstrom is said to evoke the spatial treatment and "joie de vivre" brushwork of Larry Rivers, another of her artist-heroes. As a colorist she draws heavily on the inspiration of Matisse, and derives her sense of beguiling creativity from the great contemporary British master David Hockney. Like Hockney, she has embraced new technology and produced a series of visionary landscapes called "Earth Porn" with an iPhone camera.
Ms. Engstrom's subject matter is as varied as her media and styles. She works in "Series" and over the years has produced many: an abstract series, an impressionist erotic series, an Ancestryfineart series, a holocaust series, and several landscape and seascape series, each with its own remarkable set of drawings. She is currently at work on a colorful Series of erotic nudes that evoke the elegant and provocative spirit of Toulouse-Lautrec.
Every summer Lynda shows new oils and watercolors in her on-going study of seacoast landscapes inspired by the clear light and picturesque atmosphere of Long Island's East End, where she has long been a summer resident.
The artist is available for commissions and studio visits are welcomed. Paintings and prints are also for sale on this website.
Contact Info: phone: 212.724.3961 email: email@example.com