CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT ARTIST
A lifelong passion for art fueled by a deep sense of creativity.
At the core of Lynette Ubel’s being is a painter. She knew from her earliest days that she was destined to be an artist, so she fostered her creativity in a multitude of mediums and eventually chose a career in graphic design.
Having received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from The University of Kansas, Lynette worked for the first five years with two different Kansas City-based advertising agencies. Feeling the “artrepreneurial” tug and a need for more creative freedom, she left the agency world in 1989 to form Ubel Design.
While Lynette’s 25+ year career has produced a versatile portfolio of award-winning photography and design, it is her calling as an abstract painter that is emerging in full, vibrant fashion today. Her artistic vision now manifests itself in contemporary abstract acrylic paintings that feature an explosive style of remarkable depth, motion, and fluidity.
Every painting springs from her free flowing curiosity, taking viewers on an ever-evolving journey of color, texture, and exploration. The layered, ambiguous forms in her paintings comprise a recognizable theme for people to see and interpret what they need to see in that moment in time.
Over the past eight years, Lynette’s art has been shown in numerous galleries, a one-woman museum exhibition, and corporate offices. Her work is currently exhibiting at The Leigh Gallery in Chicago, Hilliard Gallery in Kansas City and Strecker Nelson West fine art gallery, as well as part of a corporate permanent collection. She is prolific and in her personal studio has developed an impressive body of work for galleries while exploring various techniques with her painting mentor.
Lynette currently resides in Overland Park, Kan., with her husband Doug. Both are significantly invested in giving back to the community and the arts.
My art is a personal diary of color, form and texture that gives insight to the world as I see and reflect it. I have been gifted with the ability to translate energy and feeling into art that radiates back to the viewer. My work is guided by intuition and emotion, so the color and content of each piece feels as unique as the day on which it was created.
The immediacy and freshness of abstract acrylic as well as its complexity and boldness have always spoken to me. I paint in an Abstract Expressionist style, meaning that nothing was planned beforehand, and it all arose in a spontaneous and physical way.
I start by introducing texture to the canvas with modeling paste and gesso being brushed, dripped, pasted and thrown onto the surface. I read and interpret the developing canvas before bringing in appropriate swaths of color and scrubbing the pigments to reveal rich textures. This process of adding and removing continues as more color, shape and lines emerge, creating multiple layers and depth. The work pushes and pulls itself to completion.
I have had the good fortune to travel extensively across the globe, giving me the opportunity of capturing photographic vignettes and feeding my imagination for future expressions on canvas. My work is informed by my design background yet inspired by the beauty I have seen in my travels, the love expressed in my family, and the world from all vantage points. – Lynette Ubel