had always wanted to be an artist. She found great peace
in creating the beauty she found in the magic of fantasy
and was rewarded with the praise of her parents,
teachers and friends. Her earliest jobs were related to
her art, working in design and creating window displays
for the local shopping center. Upon graduation from high
school she pursued the study of commercial art at the
College of San Mateo.
She continued her studies at San Jose
State University, before taking a job as an illustrator
for a children's textbook publisher. She was promoted to
supervisor of the art department. Lynn continued to
follow her passion, painting with a variety of artists
whose work she admired, learning from them techniques
that would enabled her to fulfill her artistic vision.
Most notable among them was Roberto
Lupetti, a classically trained Milanese painter, whom
Lynn later married Lynn
credits Roberto with introducing her to oil painting in
the Renaissance Masters style. Besides painting at the
easel, she joined Roberto's atelier creating murals,
frescoes and gold leaf work in churches and other public
and private venues throughout the San Francisco Bay
While continuing to work her day job, she found patrons,
gallery owners and agents who seeing her potential,
purchased her work to market on their own; Ed Cory of
the Cory Galleries of San Francisco and Al Aaron of
Aaron Brothers among others. The resulting success
rapidly induced the galleries to work directly with her.
It was at this juncture, as her work continued to
mature, that her reputation grew rapidly. Lynn developed
relationships with prominent galleries in Honolulu, San
Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Denver, and New
Orleans, as well as Carmel.
She and Roberto moved to the Monterey Peninsula to enjoy
the great scenic beauty and continue to work at their
respective careers. While their art was finding success
in the marketplace, their marriage had headed in a
different direction, eventually ending in divorce.
Lynn's career was gaining momentum and after several
years on her own, she married Edward
she had met at Miner's Gallery Americana in Carmel where
he was employed at that time.