|Lynda Wood has been creating outstnading works of art for over 40 years
specializing in wildlife and waterfowl as well as pet portraits. In 1988, with
encouragement from her husband, Robert, she began to concentrate solely on her
artistic career. Thoroughly researching her subjects by using her acute
observation and photography skills, Lynda creates original art excelling in detail
and accuracy. In the early 90's she began utilizing "natures canvas" by
experimenting with wildlife art on feathers. The popularity of this form of
artistic expression is proven each year by its growing demand.
Lynda's husband, Robert moved his business to North Dakota about 8 years ago
so she took that time to re-group. Since that time the primary focus of her work
has been, and continues to be on custom orders. They have resumed participating
in shows and will be adding more in the future. While exhibiting at shows Lynda
demonstrates her feather painting technique, which enables her to discuss the
process, helping folks understand the tremendous amount of work
that goes into each piece.
With acrylic paints and a very delicate touch, Lynda hand paints each feather
using regular artist brushes. Working with these miniature paintings has proven
to be quite a challenge, as even the smallest brush stroke can 'make or break' a
painting, especially when working on the facial features of an animal or person.
The eyes give the subject life when they are done correctly and she strives to
make them the focal point of all her work. Numerous fine coats of clear spray
throughout the process and very special care in handling keep them intact while
Lynda and her husband mat and frame each piece.
These unique and beautiful works of art are completed using a variety of
feathers. Often you'll find beads, crystals, leather or lures nestled amongst the
trim feathers. The beauty of Lynda's work, her attention to detail in both the
paintings and in the completion of the pieces all combine to make them
'one of a kind' works of art.
As the demand for her feather work increases, the list of species she adds to her
repertoire continues to grow and special requests are always welcome!
Commissioned artwork is completed upon request.
UPS shipping is available on all orders.
|Lynda's son Wylie,
dabbled in photographer
when he was young, and
added many images to her
|From butterflies to bison, with
sizes of framed feathers
ranging from 6"x 6" to the
large 20" x 24" arrangements,
Lynda’s art is priced for a wide
range of customers.
*Featured on Ron Schara’s ‘Minnesota Bound’ in Feb. 2001 and on the
Outdoor Channel (Cable TV & Dish Network) on ‘Call of the Wild’ in March 2001
and on Ron Shara's ‘Backroads’ on ESPN2 in 2002.
This segment has been aired numerous times since 2001, with the latest segment
being aired as part of MN Bound's 'classics' on April 17th and 23rd, 2016.
*Chosen as Artist of the Year for 1998 by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Assoc.,
with a painting titled "Hunters Daydream", a 24" x 36" acrylic painting of a Whitetail buck.
*In January of 1997, her painting of raccoons, titled "Family Tree" was ranked 2nd by
delegates voting in the Wis. Wildlife Federation’s Art Print of the Year contest.
*In 1994, her painting of a pair of Mallards was ranked 14th out of
nearly 600 nationwide entries in the Federal Duck Stamp Competition.
|All of Lynda's paintings are created under copyright and may not be
reproduced in any way, for any use, without her permission in writing.