Born in Toronto in 1950, Lynne Schumacher discovered at an early age that art was her soul mate. Her painting practice conveys her emotional connection with art, and the environment around her. In a style that she calls “environmental realism”, she seeks to capture the dynamism of particular moments in time in the landscape, dedicating herself to translating the intimate details seen – the movement of wind and water and every pebble - onto her canvases.
She further shares:
“When I study and paint the wonders of the landscapes before me, there is this connection or beauty that moves my being and gives me great peace. I try to capture a feeling or emotion of the moment that makes you feel as though you had stepped from one world into another. Every pebble and every detail in my paintings must be correct within its context. I call this “environmental realism” and painting in this style gives me great joy.”
Schumacher attended Central Technical School in Toronto, ON, studying commercial art. She is a self-taught oil painter, and studied water colour, design, and illustration under legendary Canadian artist, Doris McCarthy. Her works have been widely exhibited in Canada and may be found in private collections across Canada and internationally in the United States, China, and the United Kingdom.