Lynda Fay Braun spent her early years between the rugged environment of the Adirondacks and the museums of New York City. A natural attraction toward the ineffable combined with an affinity towards nature, and an independent spirit compelled her to seek a life in art. After undergraduate studies at Cooper Union School of Art and an MFA in Painting from Cornell University, Lynda was awarded a residency at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM. There she continued a mentorship with contemporary artist Agnes Martin, well-known for her spiritual minimalist grid paintings and drawings composed of horizontal and vertical lines that had begun while Braun was a student at Cornell University. This important relationship lasted until Martin's passing with numerous visits to her residence.
Ms Braun brings to her work the sensibility developed from years of meditation and a year of study in India. Finding order and beauty in the chaos of life drives all her artistic research. She explores the phenomena of dynamic fluidity, ranging from the rhythmic flow of water, wind and light, to her experience of rhythm in dance. This quest has taken her process from the production of large format paintings to the current photo-based digital prints. The transition to digital printing resulted in artworks that have the effect of transforming a simple passing moment into a singular experience meant to be appreciated and remembered.
Lynda’s work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions around the US Her paintings and prints are in numerous corporate, and public collections including Neiman Marcus Collection, The Ritz Carlton Collection, VonLiebig Art Center, Naples, FL, and Cornell University Permanent Collection.
Ms Braun splits her time between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Naples, Florida.