Lynn Ricci is a representational artist best known for capturing the seasonal beauty of her New England home focusing on realism and impressionistic oil paintings of coastal towns and islands from Massachusetts to Maine, the historical city of Boston, and the forests and farms further out in the country.
Lynn draws her inspiration from her New England surroundings. While growing up north of Boston, Lynn spent summers enjoying the beaches and her family's boat and admiring the coast and islands from Maine down to Rhode Island. Back at home, she would use paper and canvas to capture these sights.
Lynn went to school for a commercial arts certificate and attended Mass College of Art in Boston for fine arts until deciding not to actively pursue a career in the art world. Although her professional career path turned toward corporate roles, she never completely stopped painting and made a full return in 2013.
Lynn still resides north of Boston with her two sons and springer spaniel, Fenway. Lynn is an associate member of Oil Painters of America and her original work is available online, through gallery representation, and is available for painting commissions.
In addition, if interested in learning more about Lynn's books, visit her Lynn Ricci Author website
Exhibit break during COVID-19
May - June 2018 - Newburyport Art Association 21st Annual Regional Show
May-June 2018 - Cape Cod Arts Center's 2018 exhibit, Bay State Open.
March 2017 - Salem Art Association Juried Show - Member Showcase Grand Opening
May 2017 - Newburyport Art Association 20th Annual Regional Show
March 2017 -- Social Justice and Human Rights, Juried Show - Gallery 1581, Brookline
Feb 2017 -- Cape Cod Art Assoc - Artists Vision Juried Show
May 2016 – Newburyport Art Association 19th - Annual Regional Juried Show
Member of:The Newburyport Art Association Cape Cod Art Association
I believe there is beauty in most simple things in life; whether purely in color, the play of light or shadow, achieved by shape or contrast, or elevated through composition. When choosing to create a painting, I look for these elements and try to capture an image that will evoke the same feeling for the viewer. My early influences ranged from the great masters of the Italian Renaissance but later, when I began to paint, I was drawn more to the Impressionistic era of Benson, Sargent, Hassam, Degas, and Monet as they achieved great play of light and a sense of realism that presents the viewer with a simple scene to be enjoyed.
Stylistically, I believe realism is a good choice for me as I enjoy capturing small detail and pushing myself to achieve a true likeness to what I see and feel. Over time, I have gravitated from seascapes to urban settings that require a more architectural element and eye for form but have also produced more impasto work that is impressionistic in nature. My work is primarily in oils as it allows time to work with the paint to achieve a broader spectrum, blending, and layering of color for the realist effect I seek.
Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word "giclée" means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt". The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high-resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction and completed with a UV blocking varnish.
Modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. A tremendous advantage of giclee printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries. Numerous examples of giclee prints could originally be found in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Chelsea Galleries and are now widely found in museums and galleries worldwide and made available at auctions.