Heron's Rest Art
The art that graces the wall's at Heron's Rest was created by the owner, Lyn Striegel. Each original piece is unique and represents the spirit of Heron's Rest. Both originals and prints are available for purchase so you can have a memento of your time by the Bay.
Take home your own little piece of paradise on the Chesapeake Bay
About the Artist
Lyn Striegel was born in Canada and now lives and works in North Beach, Maryland. She has devoted herself to painting since she was very young. The joy she felt as a youngster in creating on canvas remains today. From age 10, she went to painting lessons weekly. At 16, she moved with her family to Arizona where the desert colors shaped her vision and she continued college-level studies in fine art. By age 21, she had her own studio, studied with David Smith, the sculptor, and continued fine arts classes at Iowa State University. While attending college in Canada she was a pupil of H. Marshall McLuhan, considered one of the visionaries of the effects of technology on the brain. It was McLuhan who coined the term “the global village” and “the wired world”.
At 30, Lyn made a career change to law and pursued legal studies and practice in the Washington DC area, but continued to paint and attend classes at the Corcoran. She continues to practice law and paint, a seeming contradiction, but as she says “law practice is not a term of art, it is art.” And, “art feeds the soul.”
Her work has been shown at the French Embassy and at galleries in Iowa, Canada and the U.S. and is in many private collections.
Lyn’s current exploration into color, shape and movement defines her view of art today. The viewer determines the subject. The art paints itself. The artist intercedes minimally to achieve balance and surprise. The medium is the message.
If you would like to see other types of work that Lyn creates and a video about her, click here to link to her website.