In 2012, after a horrific incident put me in the hospital with 3rd & 2nd-degree burns, a year of surgeries and occupational therapy, I felt called back to art, a passion I enjoyed in my youth and early twenties.
The series, "Beauty from Ashes" is my conversation with God about the journey back from that difficult experience, recognizing there’s still beauty in the midst of life's struggles.
Now there are other works...other conversations I'm having in the form of abstractions and most recently, CARS.
It might seem strange to those who don't know my history, but my dad used to rebuild and race Porsche's when I was very young. The distinct sights, sounds and smells of that beautiful machine were embedded from those early memories.
After art school in New York, I ended up a trade show manager for Performance Racing Industry. For nearly a decade, I enjoyed everything the racing industry brought as well as the business acumen. These early experiences would shape the course of my life later on as I became a professional artist.
In November 2017, I launched "Cars on Canvas" at the SEMA Show's Artwalk. Since then, I’ve been juried into and exhibited at: Art San Diego, La Jolla Art & Wine, Kaaboo Art. In 2019, I’ve exhibited my CARS series at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida, and this summer I’ve been invited to exhibit my florals at the world famous Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, which I’m humbled & excited to be a part of such a historic event! Other amazing events for 2019 include Art Walk San Diego in April, RetroAuto at the Inn at Spanish Bay during Monterey Car Week in August, Kaaboo Del Mar in September, and once again at SEMA in Las Vegas, NV.
I can’t help but marvel at how every experience, so many relationships, my trust in God and the love and passion for what I do has allowed for this oddly wonderful journey to circle back to this place I find myself now.
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"Lyn Hiner's paintings express the joie de vivre that she so vibrantly embodies in her personality. Whether an abstract study of shape and color, or an emotional impression of land, sky, or sea, Lyn sees through to the essence of what she observes - and more importantly, feels. She describes the world she sees with color, joy, and sensitivity. Her artworks are real life, interpreted through a worshipful lens." --From Rick Delanty, artist