A Deeper Look into Lynette Slape

A Deeper Look into Lynette Slape

Lynette Slape comes from a family who has helped shape her as an artist. Her grandmother draws and paints and her parents always took her to art museums when she was younger. Now, as an adult, she is the one that is dragging them. Slape went to school unsure of what she wanted to pursue as a career.  It was in a sculpture class in college where she realized her passion for art making. She found her talent on her time.
           
Art has overtaken her. “I notice that almost all I can think about is art. I think what color, subject, and placement I am going to have to paint next.” Her paintings contain emotions and expressions important to her that she does not share directly with the viewer. Slape saves money on models and photographs herself and people around her. “Sometimes I will take a picture of a person I met at school and paint them. But then I won’t see them again so…it’s a document.”
           
Slapes paintings are fairly large and take about 4/5 hours to create. For classes she will work on multiple projects but she usually puts all of her focus on one painting at a time. She recently wrote a research paper on Akiane Kramarik. This research paper actually influenced her painting Secret. Slape is not only a painter, but also a writer.  She often writes about art related themes but she has found that her writing influences her life. She has an easier time determining her subject matter for her writing vs. the subject matter for her paintings. She is currently working on a new piece titled Revealed. She has decided to paint this piece in oils, branching out from acrylics, her medium of choice.

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