Award winning Fine Art Photographer. Using her Golden Years to please herself and refine her artwork. Lin's creations can be found in Military Museums, Private and Corporate collections around the world. In the permanent collection of "Erlanger Children's Out-Patient" center in Chattanooga, TN the Fine Art piece "Jelly Fish" is displayed. Keene Corporation, Caterpillar, Aurora Pump and America Color Imaging have used her artwork in their advertising worldwide.
Decorating your home or office with Lin's creations is breathtaking. The elite collector will enjoy a daydream trip into her work. Your newly decorated room will pop with excitement! Lin's creations have been given special attention to the proper material and size to enhance each piece.
Lin is available for speaking on subjects such as Vacation Photography, Landscape, Fine Art, Portrait Fine Art and Learning how to take your work that Extra Mile. As a Professor of Art and Photography at her local college for 9 1/2 years, she continues to teach and share her knowledge with those who want to learn more. She has been sponsored by Kodak and Polaroid. Her current Sponsor is American Color Imaging. Operating a successful photography studio since 1975 and still going strong, doing what makes her happy.
More about Lin! She has been drawing since she was 2 years old. It was the only way her parents could keep her still in Church. Her mom would draw an outline of Brenda Star's profile, a cartoon character, and Lin would spend the next 2 hours drawing it too.
In the 1960's she began painting portraits, signs, billboards, lettering race cars and her fathers pickup trucks. In the 1970's she acquired her first 35mm camera, a Nikon EM. Advancing to more manual cameras was in the stars for Lin. Her imagination and creative juices started to flow and the want to learn more was strong.
Joining groups like the Professional Photographers of American, Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois and Northern Illinois Professional Photographers gave her the education she needed to become who she is today. Lin was the ninth woman to become a CPP Certified Professional Photographer and was working on her Masters in 1978. Serving on the boards of some of these groups and joining even more organizations was feeding her need to learn. Being part of the staff for a Children's Photography Group, Photographic Society of Chattanooga and today a member of Tennessee Professional Photographers of America. Staying busy is how we grow and learn how to perfect our craft.
Lin had given away all her art books and paint, only to realize how badly she was missing that part of her life. She repurchased everything and started to combine her 2 loves Paint and Photography. In the 1990's she developed a new technique of combining many different mediums on a single photograph. Two Kodak Representatives came to her studio one day to check out this new technique. Kodak sponsored her to travel and teach other photographers her "Linstouch" technique.
The dream of earning her Masters was left on the sidelines, until the local college called her. They wanted her to teach photography part time, because of her skills and reputation. She taught for 9 1/2 years and designed a new lab for the college. Teaching was one of her dreams and college students are an awesome group of people. During this time she also ran her studio and continued her education.
Her father, also an artist, was always encouraging her to go for it. He believed in winning and told her to aways go the gold. One of her favorite subjects came to the studio one day with armed guards. It was a prototype pump for the military and they needed a cover shot. They wanted it dolled up! The pump did win her a merit later after its release.
Teaching Art and Photography privately and getting back on the trail of speaking is her current direction. To share her knowledge and teach people of all ages that the World of Art covers a wide realm of mediums. Teaching people to open their eyes and see what is in front of them. Today's World of Art is Amazing!
Lin loves to encourage people to explore their talents and be true to themselves.