Friday, December 30, 2011

Starting the year with a video from Laguna Beach


Here is my latest YouTube video featuring...

Scenery from Laguna Beach and 

Exhibition at Sandstone Gallery

2012 Desk Calendar

 Each month displays a new painting presented 
and displayed in a 5"x5.5" clear plastic CD holder.

 $24.00 includes tax and shipping. 
*Call or email Lynn to make arrangements for purchase.


Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

Friday, November 11, 2011

On 11-11-11... About 11-3-11

"My art is not about what I see 
but everything I have seen or can imagine."


It was a busy evening on the streets of Laguna Beach for November's First Thursday 
Art Walk. I hope you enjoy seeing a few photos from the opening of Water's Edge

To view entire show click here. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

November in Laguna Beach

"My art is not about what I see 
but everything I have seen or can imagine."

To view entire series click here.

Contact: 949.290.1775                      

Friday, October 7, 2011

Opening Reception CCAA Museum of Art

You are invited...
Sunday October 9, 2011
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

My painting, All in a Dream, has been chosen as part of the CCAA Museum of Art's fall exhibition. The group of 93 juried works will hang in the historic Filippi Winery through November 20th.  Stop by to enjoy the winery's museum, tours, and tasting at the extensive wine bar or on the relaxing outdoor patio.
To view entire show go to

All in a Dream      30x30  Canvas

For questions or additional information:

Joseph Filippi WInery  |  12467 Base Line road  | Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739  |  909.463.3733

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Series...Water's Edge
"My Art is not about what I see but everything I have seen and can imagine."

A new series has been brewing in my mind for quite some time. Over the past couple of years, 
while visiting our western National Parks, I have been drawn to the movement, color, and texture 
of various bodies of water and the borders around them. After collecting many inspirational 
photographs from Zion's Virgin River, Yellowstone's Lake and Snake River, I have begun to 
reflect, reconsider, and expand my concept of water and its edges. Below are the photos that 
have inspired the first painting of the series, "Winter Pond".

A frozen Yellowstone Lake in June
Dead trees anchored in mud thermals at Yellowstone Lake

Winter Pond   24x30 Acrylic on canvas

Detail: fish below the icy surface of the water.

Putting on the finishing touches.

For questions and to preview the rest of the series contact Lynn at

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Gallery Walk in Jackson Hole

Crowds walked through Jackson, WY galleries this week on a balmy summer evening. 
My paintings were featured with a few other artists at the gallery. Here is the advertisement.

Don't miss the video link below to get a glimpse inside Vertical Peaks Fine Art Gallery. 
And, if you are in Wyoming, stop by Jackson and experience all it has to offer through all seasons.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Grand Teton National Park in June

On the way to Jackson, WY, gazing at the Grand Teton mountain peak soaring to 13,770 feet, I couldn't resist recording the rich splendor of the valley for a future painting. The water at the edge of Jackson Lake was covered in chunky ice after an unusually harsh winter. Herds of bison with their new-born calves grazed in open areas throughout the park.

Teton Valley  12x16  oil

To get an introductory view of Jackson Hole and 
Vertical Peaks Gallery, check out the video below.

*To see all videos go to and type Lynn Welker in the search box.
*Click on Blog Archive 2011 to wiew all 10 posts.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Watercolor Paintings from National Parks

For the past three years we have been visiting National Parks after my opening at the Sedona gallery.
So far we have explored a total of seven incredible and inspiring parks. Here are two transparent watercolor paintings from our Zion NP and Bryce Canyon NP trip in June, 2010.

Zion Path 14x11

Petroglyph Rock 11x14

For information on these and additional work
call 949.290.1775

Sunday, July 24, 2011


The July 7th Laguna Beach First Thursday Art Walk was the busiest so far this year. The Festivals and Pageant had opened which made the evening busy with warm and welcoming activity. It was definitely the place to be on the coast. Sandstone Gallery's doors were open for all who came to see the best contemporary art on Gallery Row. Below are some pictures of guests at my show and a peek at the art.
View these works and more at

The show continues through August 1st.

Gallery Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. daily and Tuesday by appointment.

Contact Lynn at 949.290.1775

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Even though the weather was wet and windy, I was able to get some good photos for this latest video of Vertical Peaks Fine Art as well as the surrounding area. The scenery driving through Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP made it difficult to keep our eyes on the road. The vistas changed constantly from frozen lakes, to mountains covered with snow with roadside snow banks 12 ft high, to the richest  green valleys with grazing herds of wild bison and horses. Here is what we saw while driving down from 10,000 ft. into the snow melt and rain drenched Teton valley to Jackson, WY.

I hope you enjoy this latest YouTube video by 
clicking on the link below. 

Here is one of the paintings hanging in Vertical Peaks Gallery. 
The theme incorporated in this contemporary painting on paper was inspired by the plentiful population of bison in SD and WY.

To view additional videos go to 
and search Lynn Welker.

Friday, July 1, 2011


You are invited to an exhibition of "Works on Paper" at 
Sandstone Gallery on Historic Gallery Row. Lynn will greet 
visitors on Thursday, July 7 from 6 -- 9 p.m. in the Skylight Room. 

Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


On the corner of 6th and Main in downtown Rapid City, Prairie Edge stands two stories high and stretches out for half a block. The brick, wood and glass storefront have been restored to its original 1886 construction when it opened as a dry goods store which eventually became a rowdy cowboy saloon. Prairie Edge opened its doors after renovation in 1993 to showcase six galleries: Fine Art, Plains Indian, Books & Music, Trading Co, Italian Glass Bead, and Sioux Trading Post.

Inside, the hardwood floors and polished cabinetry bring to mind the spirit of the Old West, 
while the soft sound of a Lakota flute evokes the mystique of the Great Plains Indian.

The works of regional and nationally acclaimed artists are on display in the second floor 
Fine Art Gallery. Please enjoy this video of my paintings, Prairie Edge and its surrounding 
attractions and landscape.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


We'll be traveling most of June for pleasure as well as two stops for my art business. The first week will be spent with our son and his wife in Rapid City. Each summer we visit Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, Hill City and Custer State Park. There is so much to do and see in that part of the state.

Entrance to the area's most awesome attraction

Art Alley in downtown Rapid

I have an appointment to meet with the gallery director at Prairie Edge Fine Art Gallery in downtown Rapid. I'll be showing and submitting abstract landscapes as well as new representational oil paintings for consignment. I hope she likes them enough to hang them in the best gallery and shop in town.

South Dakota Homestead 11x14

Pewter Sky 11x14

Bison Gathering 11x14


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sedona Art Opening


Arriving into town late afternoon

Boynton Pass at noon

Red rocks at sunset
Although it was a quick trip this year, the weather was perfect and my opening during the Sedona Gallery Walk at Gallery of Modern Masters was fantastic. Click on the link below to see a YouTube video of the Sedona area and my art show. Turn up the volume...the music is lovely!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Trip to Wine Country in Northern CA

Even though I love the rich greens and repetition of rows in the vineyards, my excitement is aroused when visiting the Jack London home and grounds near Santa Rosa. The buildings and structures are composed of materials from the earth. I love the texture that surrounds you while in that setting. I will visit there next week and bring home more photos for painting reference and inspiration.    Lynn

Vineyards in Sonoma
Jack London Barn & Stables

Jack London Home and Library

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Postcard design for 2011

Shaman  24x24                                 Pisces  24x24

With openings and art shows coming up in Sedona/May and LagunaBeach/July, it is time to mail out my snail mail advertising for the summer. Here is the front of the card with two new paintings that will be featured at these shows. If you'd like to receive the postcard or be on my email list, send a message to I'd love to hear from you.   Lynn