Lynn Smith Markoff

Lynn has been creating art since she was old enough to hold a crayon.  Largely self-taught, she was always exploring new techniques and painting as a hobby, occasionally showing her works through the visual arts society in the Cayman Islands.

In 2004, Lynn was asked to develop a piece for a local restaurant.  This process launched what was for her the true form of expression that she had been seeking: abstract pieces that are created intuitively, with distinct textures that convey a sense of the environment, emotions, or otherworldly places.

Continuing to build her technical skills over the next 15 years in Canada, Lynn learned new techniques from a successful abstract artist in Canada from 2012 to 2016, eventually developing her own take on the approaches she learned.

Now Lynn has been creating commissioned pieces for residents in the Cayman Islands, with one of her most recent being a seven-piece set of canvasses ranging in sizes that convey the sea but also of personal growth or recovery as the pieces move from dark to light.

“I like to think my pieces convey stories. Lynn said.  “I use art as a way to tell stories but also to engage the imagination and reach a part of ourselves that we often ignore.  Painting is one way to let go of the need to rationalise and control and allow our natural intuitiveness and connection to something other than ourselves flow through.”

Lynn is now in the midst of creating works for her first solo show later this year called “Sea, Earth, Sky” where more than 30 of her pieces will be shown.

Samples of her work can also be viewed in Uniko Salon (5 W Bay Rd, In the Strand).