After studying art at Pratt Institute in New York, I ended up working in the business world as the trade show manager for Performance Racing Industry. For nearly a decade, I enjoyed everything about the racing industry and learned the value of good business acumen. These early experiences helped shape the course of my life as I decided to become a professional artist.
In 2012, after a horrific incident put me in the hospital with 2nd & 3rd-degree burns, a year of surgeries and occupational therapy, I was called back to art, a passion I enjoyed in my youth and early twenties.
My "Petals" collection, initially titled "Beauty from Ashes" became my ongoing conversation with God about the journey back from that difficult experience, recognizing there’s beauty to be found 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. In November 2017, I launched "Cars on Canvas" or my "Petrol" collection at the SEMA Show Artwalk.
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.
Over the years my work has become recognized internationally and I've been blessed to have displayed at juried fine art shows, world class automotive concours and other distinguished events including:
Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Art San Diego, Beverly Hills Art Show, C.H.O.C. Charity Fall Benefit, Global Auto Salon Riyadh, iSanctuary Charity Benefit, Kaaboo Del Mar, Mission Federal Artwalk San Diego, Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, La Jolla Art & Wine, La Jolla Concours D’elegance, RetroAuto Pebble Beach (Monterey Car Week), the SEMA Show, Smokies GT and more.
I can’t help but marvel at how each experience, each relationship, and the love and passion for what I do has allowed me this oddly wonderful journey to circle back to this place I find myself now.
Please don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com with questions, comments or if you would like to discuss a commission or special project.
"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." -- Rick Delanty, Artist