Achieving abundant awards throughout her lifetime, artist Lynda Moffatt is the 3rd generation of her family in the arts.
Her goal is to honour and give legacy to her artistic ancestor’s her Father & her Grandmother.
The artist grew up in Southern Ontario working with horses, then ventured to Florida to be a Vet Tech. Working as a Gallery Manager and learning the business side of the art world while studying oils under Harold Cooper of Wesleyan University, Ohio, who was also the founder of The New Albany Arts Council. Lynda pursued many instructional classes, in Oils, Portraiture, Multi Mediums, en plein air painting while studying Art Business.
Highlights from her art endeavours include; being given a grant to document to scale a 3-mast schooner for the Wisconsin Shipwreck Museum becoming inclusive in the U.S. A. history books, while scuba diving and replacing the propeller as part of her research before returning to Canada. Once back home she created public murals throughout the City of Windsor with the Windsor Art Studio and a team of Artists. Restoring, Public Murals throughout the Town of Essex with her partner Kevin. Then, being commissioned to research & paint a Mural for Fort Malden Museum, documented as a labour of love and the first of its kind in a Parliamentary building. The Rebellions 1837-38, was quite an undertaking while working with a designer from Ottawa and Parks Canada. Most recently, Juried in for the Featured, International Artist of the year Online Residency with Camelback Gallery (Aug. 2020 -2021) and being Featured as a Co-Author in the book Pursuit!365 debuted on International Women's day 2021. This book hit the Bestseller list and monies earned will help those that need affordable housing.
The artist has built a strong portfolio, followers and Collector's. Including many private collections, in schools, businesses and private sectors. Having many followers and supporters on and off social media, Lynda continues to build her portfolio as she studies her love of nature & wildlife from her Southern Ontario home. Emphasizing, the Fantastic Bird Migration that happens twice a year. In the Spring & Fall many species travel through and stop to rest in this area and Lynda likes to venture outdoors and see them in person. Sketching away, bringing the canvas back to her studio and making final adjustments to complete.
Pre Covid, the artist would make the trek up to Northern, Ontario to Algonquin Park and the Haliburton Highlands where her ancestors settled. Lynda finds her soul is rejuvenated after a trip of visiting this area and painting for her Algonquin Series.
Lynda is a member of many Art associations including the ECOAA, Arts Society of Kingsville, Plein Air Artists and the Haliburton Arts Society. Represented by Galleries within these Communities, while participating in Local community programs including being asked to be a Juror for the Chatham-Kent Art House Project. Lynda strives to help in the arts community to those who need support and/or guidance.