The Pueblo West View

Local artist displays work at Blue Spruce

It seems like yesterday pastel artist Lynn Chapman was invited to display 25 painting of the southwest at the Pueblo West Library.

Chapman has numerous one-woman exhibits, and she has been the cover artists for several Choral Society programs.

The Blue Spruce Gallery in Florence is hosting a six-week show featuring the work of a well-known Pueblo pastel artist, Lynn Chapman, which runs from June 18 through Aug. 4.

A reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. June 20 at the Blue Spruce Gallery, 205 W. Main Street, in Florence.

Originally from Ohio and a graduate of Ohio State University, Chapman moved to Colorado in 1972 and finally to Pueblo in 1985.

Since retiring to pursue art in 2003, Chapman has enhanced her artistic skills in many workshops and classes with nationally known artists.

While an Occupational Therapist, Lynn conveyed her enthusiasm for art by introducing “Art Therapy” as a means of healing.

One way that Art Therapy works is by integrating both sides of the brain in creating art.

Chapman demonstrates her passion for art with her pastels.

She focuses on accentuating the beauty of mankind and nature.

She likes the versatility, pure color, and ability to convey softness with pastels.

Chapman’s goal is to achieve more luminosity in her life and in her artistic endeavors, hoping to convey the richness and depth of life and relationships in her artwork.

She enjoys a variety of interests, thereby promoting her versatility in painting many subjects, including portraits, landscapes, and florals, as well as local and international scenes.

She loves to travel and portray life in other cultures.

As a member of the juried Pikes Peak Pastel Society and Colorado Pastel Society, Chapman has won many awards.

The Latino Chamber of Commerce chose her paintings for their 2007 and 2014 Lithographs.

She was the cover artist for the 2007-8 and 2009-9 Choral Society programs.

She has had numerous one woman exhibits; fall 2009 she was invited by the Pueblo West Library District to exhibit 25 paintings of southwest theme.

She has been in many invitationals for Art at Christmas for the Pueblo Bank and Trust and for “Espiritu” in Pueblo since its inception.

She is featured on the 2012, 2014 and 2015 Sangres Art Guild calendars in Westcliffe.

In addition, Chapman was accepted for nine years into the Own Your Own Art Shows, as well as having several paintings displayed in galleries at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo.

She is represented by Lynn Chapman Studio/Gallery, SteelcityArtworks and Golden M in Pueblo; 3rd Street Gallery and Outpost Gallery, Westcliffe; COExpressions in Co Springs, plus the International Pastel Society juried web show. She is an Associate member of the Pastel Society of America.

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