“It is important for me to create a painting which is interesting both up close and further away in order to engage the imagination. Inspiration is something which is honest to me and something which I believe makes a universal connection.”
Recognized for loose impressionistic paintings abundant with color and paint, Lynn Mehta is an award-winning artist living in Alexandria, Virginia. An artist since childhood, Mehta grew up along the Southern California coast, earned her B.A. in Art from San Diego State University, and has studied with internationally acclaimed artists in the US and abroad.
Mehta holds Signature Membership Status in the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and the American Society of Marine Artists. She is a Juried Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club, the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, and Oil Painters of America. Additionally, Mehta is a member of the American Impressionist Society and The Art League in Alexandria Virginia. A teacher and mentor, Mehta is on the faculty at the Chesapeake Fine Art Studio in Kent Island, MD and at the Beverly Street Studio School in Staunton, VA. Artwork by Mehta can be found internationally in public and private collections, galleries, magazines, and books.
Selected honors and awards
American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City, 2019
American Society of Marine Artist, Channel Islands Maritime Museum, California, 2019
26th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition, Coos Art Museum, Oregon, 2019
East Beach Plein Air, Norfolk, Virginia 3rd Place, 2019
Salmagundi Thumb Box Exhibition, Certificate of Merit, 2019
Tallinn en Plein Air Exhibition, Estonia
Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, Signature Membership Awarded, 2018
The Art League, Alexandria, Virginia Honorable Mention, 2018
Parrsboro Plein Air Canada, Honorable Mention, 2018
Paint Annapolis, Juried Artist Quick Draw: 1st Place & People’s Choice Award, 2018
Paint Snow Hill, 1st Place Artist Show Award, 2018
Rice Gallery of Fine Art 3rd Juried Plein Air Show, Honorable Mention, 2018