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Biography.

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International Artist

Lynn Jaanz

Impressionist Abstract Colourist

Lynn’s art explores the human condition and the complexities of living.
The use of colours, curves and crosses portrays the different journeys mankind takes in search of meaning and peace. The busyness of some works strongly depicts the myriad of experiences and emotions on the journey through this life.

“Man is searching for meaning, searching for hope, searching for love, searching for significance in his perpetual state of confusion.”

Lynn’s work has underlying interpretations of spirituality and perception of a ‘higher power’ which jumps off the canvas and touches the viewer. Art has always been part of Lynn’s life; growing up in Victoria, most of her youth was surrounded by nature, beauty and artistic inspirations.

The journey behind the masterpieces.
by J.D. Nelson

Lynn Jaanz is an internationally acclaimed artist who has received honorable mention at the 30th Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition at the Agora Gallery in New York, and was awarded for her series at Spectrum Miami Exhibition. Featured in the Artist’s Palette Magazine, MANUKA Magazines and Melbourne Observer, Lynn has also appeared on Lethbridge Gallery’s website as a Lethbridge 10,000 finalist for her painting, ‘Rapture’.

As an established and well-known prophetic artist, Lynn’s colourful artwork is well sought-after between New York, Miami, Singapore, Milan, Rome, and Australia-wide. Lynn regularly exhibits around the world and has sold her works internationally for over two decades. Her masterworks are bought as statement pieces as part of interior design projects for luxurious homes, while others are commissioned and sold to celebrities, investors and art collectors.

After exhibiting at the Plural Unique 2 show at Next Gallery in Piacenza, Italy in late 2015, Lynn has built a strong following in Italy, with recently exhibiting at Rosso Cinabro Gallery and the Elsa Morante Library in Rome, as well as Stazione di Milano Cadorna in Milan.

Lynn’s art is appreciated for its unique and fresh approach to abstract, with its underlying interpretations of spirituality and perception of a higher power. Her work has the ability to touch one’s heart and soul as her art translates significant meaning and sovereignty straight from the canvas.

Growing up in Australia, art has always been part of Lynn's life as she was surrounded by nature, beauty and artistic inspiration. Undoubtedly, this was a big reason why Lynn began to paint. However, after having travelled to Italy in the 80’s and seeing such inspiring paintings and beauty of the countryside, Lynn was left with vivid images in her mind. These visions have been interpreted and still appear through some of Lynn’s paintings.

Behind the joy of painting, Lynn spent years battling a chronic illness. Painting became a big part of her healing process as doctors instructed to use painting as a form of recovery. Her illness and miraculous recovery drew Lynn to the world of the supernatural. Today, her work reflects the way she sees life with all of its colour and beauty. From rich warm hues to cool tones, Lynn searches the unknown phenomenon and psychic of the human condition, and explores the complexities of living.

Lynn taps into a truly unique style of curves, with the use of colour in erratic, speedy, busy tumultuous ways. Through fine lines and outlines of curves, Lynn’s search of higher power in all his glory is what she is celebrated for.

The concept, within Lynn’s work, strongly reflects the connection between the human condition and the supernatural or spiritual. Her themes express man’s search for meaning, search for God and the tragedy of living. The overriding theme is of man being lost in the insanity of life, only to find redemption and salvation. As Lynn describes it, “Man is searching for meaning, searching for hope, searching for love, searching for significance in his perpetual state of confusion”. Lynn’s art gives hope and rejoices the light amongst the darkness.

Described as an Impressionist Abstract Colourist, Lynn is renowned for representing the journey of life extensively, as the topics of birth, death, heartache, sorrow, joy, love and eternity are depicted by the recurrent images of crosses and colours. Lynn uses extreme and strong colour, textures and imagery to reinforce the different stages of life, and the emotional conditions that come with it. The commotion expressed in her works depicts the myriad of experiences and sentiments on the journey. With close observation, art lovers can identify the varied durations, and dramatic and poignant strokes. Her freehand style displays life in its fullness. Through these techniques, Lynn takes aestheticians on a journey within each colour, with all its power, beauty and majesty. Her vision is to give the viewer a sense of joy and peace in a world that is so full of fear.

In addition to her artistry, Lynn launched her new book titled ‘A Journey from Heaven to Healing’ in February 2017. After having many near-death experiences, Lynn wrote this book to tell the story of her journey. Inspired by those struggling with what life has thrown at them, Lynn hoped to enthuse and nourish the souls of her readers with her words and art images shown throughout the book. For more information, or to order a copy of the book, please visit http://www.lynnjaanzbook.com

Curriculum Vitae

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2022
Finalist for “Beyond the Veil” in the Artist Space Gallery - Portrait Art Exhibition
2022
Finalist for “Dream City” and “Splendour” in the Colors of Humanity - 2022 Black & White Art Exhibition, Pennsylvania, USA
2021
Special Recognition Awarded for "Mask" in the Light Space Time – 11th Annual Open Art Exhibition, Palm Springs, California
2017
International Prize Andrea Mantegna, Social Theatre of Mantova, Italy
2016
Certificate Awarded for "Alpha" in The Artbox Project Miami 1.0 with Artwork Shown in Miami, Billboard Painting Exhibition, Artbox Gallery, Switzerland
2014
Winning Artwork Exhibited in Brunswick Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2012
First Place for "John 3:16", Easter Competition, Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, Australia
2011
Finalist for "Rapture", Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Australia
2010
Finalist, Small Works, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Australia
2009
Top 5 Finalist, Winsor & Newton Tricky Technique Painting Competition, London, UK
2008
Finalist and Honourable Mention, Melton Art Show, Melton, Australia
2021-ongoing
Henley Collections, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
2021-ongoing
Henley Collections, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
2020-ongoing
Artist Collective Gallery, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
2020-ongoing
Lynn Jaanz Studio Gallery, Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia
2017-ongoing
Viking Framer Industry Art Gallery, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, Australia
2016-2017
Rosso Cinabro, Rome, Italy
2015-2020
York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2014-2015
Smartz Arts Gallery, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2012-2014
Westpac Bank, Cnr Collins and Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2010-2013
Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
2009-2010
Chapel Foyer, Mitcham, Melbourne, Australia
2008-2010
Duke’s Gallery, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia
2007-2008
Flynn Gallery Contemporary Art Space, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
2006-2008
Balencea Apartments, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2005-2006
Degraves Street Café, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2022
"Beyond the Veil - The Glory Series", Lynn Jaanz Art Gallery, Oakleigh, Australia
2019
"Spirit and Truth Series", York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia
2018
Private Viewing for Art Collectors, York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia
2018
"Life Source", York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia
2018
"Travelling Through Life", York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia
2017
VIP Private Viewing, York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia
2016
"Wisdom", York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia
2015
"Compassion", Supporting the Toothbrush Project Cambodia, York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia
2014
"Human Condition", Smartz Arts Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia
2014
VIP Private Viewing (international guests), York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia
2012
"Curves, Crosses & Glory", Smartz Arts Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia
2004-2008
Bi-Annual Exhibitions, Ormond Hall, Melbourne, Australia
2006
"Colour Your Life Series", Ormond Hall, Melbourne, Australia
2006
Open House Gallery, Eureka Tower, Melbourne, Australia
2022
“Rome International Art Fair 2022 – 3rd Edition”, Medina Art Gallery, Roma, Italy
2022
“Fly me to the Moon - and let me Paint among the Stars”, Creative Hearts Art Gallery, Australia Fair, Southport, Australia
2022
2022 “ArtExpo New York”, Pier 36, Manhattan, New York, USA
2022
"London Contemporary 2022", The Line Gallery, London, England
2022
"International Art Exhibition Venice 2022 – Body Language", Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy
2021
"Contemporary Venice 2021 – 14th Edition", Misericordia Archives, Venice, Italy
2021
"Contemporary Venice 2021 – 9th Edition", Misericordia Archives, Venice, Italy
2021
"Contemporary Venice 2021 – Secret Garden Edition", Misericordia Archives, Venice, Italy
2021
"Barcelona Contemporary Art Fair – 3rd Edition", Valid World Hall Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2021
"Barcelona Contemporary Art Fair – 2nd Edition", Valid World Hall Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2019
"Asia Contemporary Art Show", Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong, China
2019
AAD Gallery, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia
2018
"What We See", Quadrant Gallery, Hawthorn, Australia
2018
"Co-Existence", Elsa Morante Library, Rome, Italy
2018
"Co-Existence 2", Stazione di Milano Cadorna, Milan, Italy
2017
"Residents", Rosso Cinabro Gallery, Rome, Italy
2017
"The Originals", Rosso Cinabro Gallery, Rome, Italy
2017
"The Originals", G. Art Agency Llc, New York, USA
2017
"Artworks Connections", Rosso Cinabro Gallery, Rome, Italy
2017
"September Contemporary", Rosso Cinabro Gallery, Rome, Italy
2017
"August Contemporary", G. Art Agency Llc, New York, USA
2016
"5th Annual Street Gallery", Toorak Village Art Walk, Toorak, Australia
2015
"Plural Unique 2", Next Gallery, Piacenza, Italy
2015
"The Other Art Fair", Central Park Chippendale, Sydney, Australia
2013
"Melbourne Arts Can Do Christmas Fundraiser", Australian China Art Foundation, ACAF Art Space, Prahran, Australia
2013
"The Other Art Fair", Central Park Chippendale, Sydney, Australia
2012
"Christmas Exhibition", Featured Artist, Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill South, Australia
2012
"Easter Exhibition", Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill South, Australia
2012
Group Exhibition, Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, Australia
2011
"In the Image of God", Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, Australia
2010
Group Exhibition, Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, Australia
2008
Prize-Winning Exhibition, Melton Art Show, Melton, Australia
2007
Group Exhibition, Pigment Gallery, Nicholas Building, Melbourne, Australia
2016
"A Journey from Heaven to Healing" (publisher XLIBRIS, December 2016)
2022
“Lynn Jaanz”, Peter Kemp, Melbourne Observer Newspaper, October 12
2022
“Peter's Preferences”, Peter Kemp, 88.3 Southern FM, October 6, Radio Interview
2022
“Taking Coast Art to the Moon and Back”, Melanie Whiting, Gold Coast Bulletin Newspaper, August 2
2022
“Gold Coast Artworks Flying to the Moon”, Sam Stolz, Gold Coast Bulletin Newspaper, February 5
2021
"Where Are They Now?" with Graeme Stevenson, Online Interview
2019
"Fine Art TV Series - Colour In Your Life" with Graeme Stevenson, Season 19 Episode 2, Interview and tutorial, Melbourne, Australia
2017
"The Journey Behind the Artistry" by J.D. Nelson, Manuka Magazine, Debut Issue – Cultural Evolution, August 2017
2017
"Inspiration: International Art Book", 2017 Edition, Contemporary Masters Collection
2016
"Lynn Jaanz Introduction", Visual Recording for Exhibition and Book Launch in Singapore, ante Arts Consultancy & Events
2015
Italian Magazine, Featured with painting "Madonna" and compared with the great artist, Jackson Pollock.
2014
"Searching for Meaning and Peace", Canvas Porch Thoughts - Mark Richardson Straight from the Heart, Melbourne Observer Newspaper, June 25
2011
Interview with Margarethe Jübner, Art Galleria TV, Melbourne, Australia
2010
"The Power of Abstract" (Insight) and "Prophetic Colours in the Hidden Birds" (Demonstration), Artist’s Palette - Issue 86, May 28
2005
Diploma of Art, Centre for Adult Education, Melbourne, Australia
2004
Diploma of Arts and Crafts, Centre for Adult Education, Melbourne, Australia