Biography

Colour, versatility, impact 
Tauranga artist Lynne Sinclair Taylor has been known for her vibrant use of colour over the last 25 years and her wide range of subjects, styles and mediums has always given her exhibitions an element of surprise.

Now Lynne is focusing more on using the colours and effects of gold, silver and bronze to enhance the female face and form. Together with her love of fashion and design the result is that viewers are captured by the beauty of her recent works.

Lynne’s story
Lynne Sinclair was born in Christchurch but spent most of her school life in Blenheim. Her artistic skills showed from a young age loving every imaginable craft, designing clothes for her dolls, and  winning colouring and drawing competitions. She 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.
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 in Hamilton 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. They now have three married sons and three grandchildren. Lynne started painting seriously when her youngest son started school and she was very soon winning 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)

Her art journey began with realism and her first exhibition in Auckland was a great success where she sold most of her still life works. Lynne has also ventured into impressionism, expressionism and abstract works.
In 2012 Lynne began her prophetic art workshops around New Zealand and painting live in meetings. Also over the years Lynne has spoken to small groups and at conferences and churches.
Lynne’s desire is to paint works of beauty and colour and is encouraged to hear many say during her exhibitions “I just love your colours, they make me feel good.”
Her works hang in homes and businesses worldwide.