Lynne L. Harrison lives in Canmore, AB where the majestic peaks of the Three Sisters, Mt. Lawrence Grassi and Mt. Rundle dominate the view she enjoys all day from her windows.
While attending Carleton University in Ottawa for Journalism and English, Lynne headed to Whistler BC for a semester to ski, and she has been out west ever since! Finding inspiration in the mountains that she loves so much, Lynne called upon the talents she’d honed since childhood and while working full time and raising two children, continuted to paint and then sell her acrylic on paper artwork to three Galleries in Whistler.
Lynne moved to Canmore in 2000 to be with her fiancé, who then suffered a severe head injury a few months after her arrival, which kept her even busier as a partner and therapist. Painting again became her outreach into life and the beauty of nature. In 2004 she began using larger canvases and moved into the bright colours that have since become the hallmark of her style – a uniquely celebratory interpretation of the mountains that continue to give her so much inspiration.
In January of 2006 Lynne was resident artist at Num-Ti-Jah Lodge and has been selling her pieces through the Avens Gallery in Canmore. She recently held a solo exhibition in one of the largest galleries in Calgary - Artspace Gallery. When she isn’t painting, she manages Mountain Image Distributors, spearheads the Dave Irwin Foundation for Brain Injury Recovery, and runs and bikes in the Canadian Rockies.