|Lynda Wood has been creating outstanding 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.
Since Lynda's husband Robert moved his business to North Dakota about 10 years ago the primary
focus of her work has been, and continues to be on custom orders. They moved Robert's
business back to WI in late 2019 and just as they were scheduling a number of shows for 2020,
the pandemic hit. Now that restrictions are beginning to ease, shows are being scheduled
and more may be added later in 2021.
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, USPS or FED EX shipping is available on all orders.
|Lynda's son Wylie,
dabbled in photography
when he was young, and
added a number of images
to her reference library.
|From butterflies to
bison, with sizes of
ranging from 6"x 6" to
the large 28" x 40"
s art is priced for a
wide range of
*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.