Lyn StClair began her professional career at age 11, doing portraits of horses and dogs from life. She won her first award for her wildlife work at age 13. The portrait work led to the first incarnation of her business; self-publishing limited edition prints from her pen & ink drawings of dogs. She created over 600 limited edition prints that can be found in collections around the world.
While creating and marketing the prints, Lyn began exploring different mediums for her wildlife paintings. The search for authenticity in her wildlife work led her to spend time in the field studying her subjects across the country. In 2002, she moved to the Greater Yellowstone area…and it has been home ever since.
Lyn’s wildlife work is based exclusively on her personal experience observing wildlife in its natural habitat. She spends countless hours in the field watching, sketching, and photographing the subjects of her paintings. In addition to the wildlife work, Lyn paints horses, Western culture, and en plein air landscapes.
Lyn’s paintings have won over 80 awards across the country, including Best in Show three years in a row at the Ward Museum Show. Her work has been exhibited in the Tucson Museum of Art, the Hiram Blauveldt Art Museum, the West Valley Art Museum, the Phippen Museum, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, and is in the permanent collection of the Worrell Museum. Other notable exhibitions include the Arts for the Parks Top 100, “Wild in de Nature” (Enschede, Netherlands), Society of Animal Artists shows, and “Birds in Art”. Lyn has been the featured artist at the Natureworks Show (OK), Reflections of Nature (CA), Southern Wildlife Festival (AL), and the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival (GA). Recent awards include Excellence Award at the Natureworks Show, Best in Show at the National Wildlife Art Museum’s Plein Air Fest, and Best in Show at Plein Air on the Yellowstone.