Lynnea’s passion for art began at an early age and motivated her to earn a BA in Art and a Masters in Painting. Finding her niche in the marketplace would come through an avenue that reflected both her love of art and verse ~ the greeting card industry.
Lynnea has worked in a variety of roles since her start in 1989, such as writer, art director, artist, and product designer. She now licenses her artwork for product categories that include Home Decor, Fabric, Tabletop, Gifts, Paper, and yes, a greeting card or two. Among her accomplishments have been several Louie Awards for greeting cards, a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators, and a Sammi Award for promoting the arts through volunteerism in her community’s classrooms.
"My background in fine art gives me a bent on discovering and communicating a personal point of view. Although I do mix mediums quite a bit, I usually begin each design with watercolor painted on paper." Lynnea finds inspiration in many different places; in reflections on the nearby lake, in a well-written story, in nature’s vast beauty, and even in difficult life challenges. “I find my way into the creative process through visual inspiration or through words,” she says. Among the many blessings Lynnea counts are her husband and three sons, a growing faith, the fresh air of Washington... and plenty of Starbucks coffee.