This month we’re featuring Lynn Mallonee Schlimm for the Capitol Hill Art League’s Mind of the Artist feature. Read her story and check out her artwork below. You can view more of her artwork here:
The need to create art wasn’t anything I acknowledged until I was an adult, although I’ve always had a vivid imagination and enjoyed bringing some of my ideas to life in drawings as a kid. Watercolor is my favorite medium, followed closely by pencil and ink. Recently I tried encaustic monoprints and encaustic
painting, which were fun, and I do like the idea of branching out into acrylics and oils. But something keeps me returning to my favorite fickle watercolor!
My style is very realistic. What I choose to paint and draw is completely based on how something makes me feel and how much I want to be challenged. Botanicals are a go-to subject; I love exaggerating the whimsy of petals and leaves. And I love drawing and painting animals. Almost each month I contribute to the “Draw A Bird” challenge we follow in The Wednesday Studio.
I published a children’s book with original watercolor illustrations, Beets, Baths and Ballet, with writing help from my friend Anne Shields, featuring pigs, goats, sheep and dogs in tutus; I think there might be another book in me.
I’m part of a group called The Wednesday Studio, in which my fellow students motivate, encourage and amuse me. And I participate in the Rehoboth Art League.
If you’d like to learn more about me and to see more of my art, check out The Wednesday Studio blog, thewednesdaystudio.net.