Born and educated in Toronto, Ontario, Lynn Soehner is an internationally known professional artist whose paintings in acrylic are recognized for being graphically bolder with rich, exotic colors, offering a kind of cadence or rhythm which evokes the “Spirit of Place”.
Soehner’s work is frequently used on products and in magazines to convey the “feeling” of the location. Her work has been featured in Kauai Magazine, Summer Edition, 2003, a cover on the Kauai Visitor Guide, October 2003, selected for the cover of Malie Kai Chocolates, 2004 to present (available in high end stores throughout Hawaii, including Royal Hawaiian Hotel) , the cover of Poetry Canada, Spring 2005, article in Spirit of Aloha, May/June 2005 and March 2008, on the cover of “The Future Looks Bright”, published 2006, Toronto Star September 4, 2006, Fine Art Connoisseur December 2006, featured image of Cornerstone52 Foundation 2007-2009, featured image of Ontario Ministry of Investment and Trade 2007, cover “The Poetry of Peace” publication 2009, David Noble’s 2degreesC Tour across Canada 2009, limited poster produced for “May Day in Hanalei Bay” 2011, and wooden postcards from Kauai, 2014.
She was one of twentyfive contemporary artists who formed the group known as Arctic Quest that embarked on a spiritual journey to the Arctic in July 2006, celebrating the crossing of the northwest passage 100 years later, followed by a two year touring exhibition throughout Canada and the USA.
Exhibitions: Participated in over 150 solo, group, and invitational shows, of which more than 50 were juried.
Awards and Commissions: Received more than 25 awards including the Kahn Gallery Award. Over 25 commissions have been completed in Kauai and Canada.
Collections: More than 500 images in private and public government collections throughout the United States, Canada, Japan and the British Isles.
Education and Life Experience:
BA. and BASc. York University, Canada
MASc. University of Toronto, Canada
Haliburton School of Fine Art, Canada
Instituto d’Allende and Belles Artes, San Miguel d’Allende, Mexico
Toronto School of Art, Canada
Ontario College of Art and Design, Canada
Arctic Quest (2005) www.arcticartists.com
Colour and Form Society, Elected Member (2005-2013)
Society of Canadian Artists, Elected Member (2003), Secretary (2003), Director and President (2004-2006)
Kauai Society of Artists, active member since 1990, past director and secretary (1991-1995)
www.museumoceanlife.blogspot.com (environmentally aware website)
www.fineartamerica.com (prints available)