Lyn Laver-Ahmat B/Art, B/Ed, is a Mackay based artist working in painting, sculpture and printmaking. Her work centers primarily on concerns about her environment and she finds inspiration from her time in nature. Alongside Lyn’s arts practice, she has been an art teacher for 20 years. Currently, she is exhibiting her first solo exhibition "Light on Landscape" at Mackay's Artspace Regional Art Gallery. Her recent work has been selected finalist in the Percival Portrait Prize, Townsville, Broken Hill Outback Art Prize and Moreton Bay Art Awards, and Stanthorpe Art Prize.
I am interested in a range of subject matter. It could be figurative, or portraits of people who intrigue me, memories or imaginations, or concerns about the natural environment, and what it feels like to be immersed in landscape.
Landscape painting to me is a medium through which I can express my inner response to nature. This can include my trips abroad, the Australian Outback or the coastline and inlet where I walk every morning where I am interested in the ever-changing rise and fall of the tide and its strong moods of both desolation and desire
I use a variety of techniques and materials to create colour, space and texture and the beauty of light and how it defines the surface of things, be it skin, or land, sky, water.