For a decade, from the time I was two years old, we had a home with three-generations: my father's aunt lived with us. Auntie May
had been a Latin teacher (she was born in 1878 and had a college degree; really uncommon) and she used to tell me the Greek and
Roman myths but, even better, she was an artist and worked primarily in water color. I remember going out in the backyard
with her while she painted. Auntie May would look at my childish drawings and delight over them so I was encouraged from early
days and was an art major in school. It wasn't until college when I took a water color class that I really appreciated just what a fine
artist she was.
There's some of my artwork on this page but, even better, there are links to pages for some of my artist friends.
"In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the
fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened."
acrylic on canvas; copyright 2002 Lynn Maudlin
I painted this as a young married woman, trying to make sense of my married name... the painting has lived in my son's home for
many years but he recently sent me a digital photo - thanks, Shannon!
acrylic on masonite; copyright 1971 Lynn Maudlin
The Good Stuff: Friends' Art
Suuqiina is a painter, musician, teacher, and scholar. In partnership with his wife Qaumaniq, they operate
Indigenous Messengers International
, a ministry of
teaching and reconciliation. He brings his life experience, as an Inuit growing up in Alaska, to his life and work.
copyright 2009 by Suuqiina
This is one of my favorite Sue Dawe paintings: it's called "Wings" and I actually own the original - I wake every morning to
look at this beautiful oil painting.
copyright Sue Dawe
I grew up with Vytas Sakalas; he was one of the Lithuanian kids I hung out with in high school. Besides being a fine drummer and
a dear, entertaining soul, he's a brilliant artist. Really, seriously fine artist.
oil on canvas; copyright 2002 Vytas Sakalas
Denise M. DesLauriers
Denise M. DesLauriers very graciously allowed me to use a piece of her beautiful scratchboard art as the basis for my
Moonbird Music logo
. Wander through some of her
galleries and you will be very impressed.
copyright Denise M. DesLauriers
I first met Patrick at a Mythcon in the mid 1980s; he hasn't changed. I figure there's an horrific portrait in his attic. In
addition to his brilliance with a pen, Pat has a wacky, wicked sense of humor.
pen & ink; copyright 1993 Patrick Wynne
Ted Nasmith is one of the world's top Tolkien illustrators and a fine musician and songwriter; he put lots of his work up on his
website; go and enjoy!
gouache on illustration board; copyright 1996 by Ted Nasmith
My friend Paula is a brilliant screenwriter (she wrote the adaptation of Connie Willis's award-winning novel, Doomsday Book
but my first awareness of her talent came through the black & white illustrations she drew for
pen & ink; copyright 1986 Paula DiSante
I met Henning at the Tolkien 2005 conference in Birmingham, England. He is delightful and a talented musician as well as artist.
watercolour; copyright 2004 Henning Janssen
Storyboard artist, musician, hail fellow well met; Kevin is Eleanor Farrell's brother and the three of us make an annual
pilgrimage to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
to enjoy the Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition.
copyright 2009 Kevin Farrell
Cliff teaches illustration at California Statue University, Fullerton. We met online and I was struck by the way he honors and
appreciates his wife; she is the model for this piece. I had the pleasure of meeting them both in person at a faculty art show
copyright 2008 by Cliff Cramp
Doug is another brilliant & opinionated guy that I met through an online community and later met IRL; he has created videogames,
graphic novels, television shows and movie scripts.
copyright Doug TenNapel
My friend Antoinette Dimino has created a magical fantasy environment where she and her sister Lucy take fairy tale
photographs of children, teens, and grown-ups; they call it Castle Summitrose and they have an array of costumes and
settings in which they create beautiful images.
copyright 2014 by Antoinette Dimino, Castle Summitrose
I had the pleasure of assisting my good friend Diana Glyer
layout and design of her most recent book, Clay in the
and create a companion calendar for 2010... and later 2011. Now we're up to 2016! This is the image for January of 2011, a digital collage created from a photo of Diana's hands
taken by her nephew Adam Bradley and various other elements, pushed around and manipulated; it makes me happy.
copyright 2010 Lynn Maudlin
by Lynn Maudlin
In working on the 2010 calendar for Diana Glyer's book, Clay in the Potter's Hands
I created this image for October, of which I am rather fond. But it evoked fearful sensations in the Glyer household so I went
with a more tame approach. Still, I like this, the evocation of fire & season (after all, the photograph is of a kiln with pots
stacked inside) and orange pumpkins...
mixed media; copyright 2010 Lynn Maudlin