Lynn Herrick, Ed.D.
In the early 1970ís I began exploring a variety of
art mediums. I started with charcoals, moved on to acrylics, photography,
pottery, basketry, and fused glass. However, my current passion for oils
and the representation of Florida landscapes came with my introduction to
the history of the Highwaymen artists. In the past few years I have
studied with R.L. Lewis, Jr., one of the original Highwaymen painters.
I have lived in Florida for over 50 years and am both
inspired and disturbed by the rivers, lakes, swamps, and beaches that
continue to ebb from our consciousness. Some of my paintings depict
particular places while others combine the essence of several settings.
While my colors are often vibrant, reflecting the intensity of the
subject, other paintings are simply in black and white. This creates an
entirely different and more reflective feeling of the landscape. The
Florida I attempt to capture is disappearing exponentially with rampant
development and I am dedicated to preserving this vanishing landscape in
my own artistic way.