Lynne Sinclair was born in Christchurch but spent most of her school life in Blenheim. Her artistic skills showed from a young age and she also loved to make and design clothes for her dolls. She frequently won drawing and colouring competitions and sold her first work, an oil portrait, when she was in her teens. Sport was also a passion and Lynne competed nationally in netball, basketball, and athletics. Her only sibling was her older brother Wayne who is well known today as one of New Zealand’s foremost landscape artists.
Lynne has a strong faith and in her single years led a Youth With a Mission team throughout New Zealand. They were involved in drama, music, teaching and speaking in schools, public areas and churches.
In Lynne’s early working years she was a fashion illustrator and fashion designer and succeeded in winning prizes in the Waikato Fashion Design Awards including two firsts. She also tutored art and fashion design at the Waikato Technical Institute.
In 1983 Lynne married Alan Taylor and over the next few years had three sons. Her creative side went on hold until her youngest son was about to start school. Lynne was very soon winning many art awards including the following five firsts:
1994 Otorohanga Art Awards (overall)
1995 Waihi Summer Festival Painting Competition (oil section and overall)
1996 Raglan Art Awards (local scene)
1997 Tauranga Art Awards (pastel section)
1999 Royal Easter Show Auckland (dry art section and overall)
She started tutoring children and adults and had the occasional weekend workshops.
After painting seriously for a few years Lynne became aware there were two other NZ artists with the same name so her art name became Lynne Sinclair Taylor.
From 2001 her work took on a new direction. Now she paints mainly in oils and acrylics and she often grabs the viewer’s attention either with her vibrant use of colour or the appealing use of gold in most of her works. She is known for her variety of styles including expressionism, impressionism, realism, abstract and mixed media.
In 2012 Lynne began her prophetic art workshops and there has been great participation and interest. Lynne is available to come to your town or small group to take this and other workshops.
Over the years Lynne has developed skills in public speaking and she speaks to groups, conferences and churches.
Lynne is thankful she is able to pursue her passion for painting and gets much pleasure encouraging others to do the same.
Her works are sold through her website, galleries and word of mouth and her paintings hang in homes and businesses worldwide.