Giving Life to the Community
Lynda Dann is a painter from Oakland, California. Her passion is painting natural forms, such as plant and vegetable material, but her deepest inspiration is the underlying emotional content she brings to her work. She finds the heart form inspiring as it mimics shapes found in nature, and because of the loving and expressive content of the symbol. In the year 2000, she had open-heart surgery to correct a congenital valve problem, and her connection to the symbol expanded in a very personal way.
Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in galleries such as Freddie Fong Contemporary Art, San Francisco; Shakti Space, Venice Beach, CA; I. Wolk Gallery, St. Helena; and Barclay Simpson Fine Arts, Lafayette, CA. In addition, she has created large scale, dynamic murals for such diverse clients as Purple Plum Restaurant, Oakland, CA; Simpson Strong Tie, Dublin, CA; Berkeley Medevices, Richmond, CA; Intrepid Electronic Systems, Emeryville, CA; and Jack Rabbit Moon Restaurant and Bar, Incline Village, NV; as well as murals in residences in California and Hawaii. Her paintings are in the fine art corporate collections of Simpson Strong Tie, Dublin, CA and McGraw-Hill Publishing, New York. Her work was featured in the 1998 "New Visions" exhibition at Pro Arts, Oakland, CA, which was curated by Phil Linhares of the Oakland Museum.
Dann's education came from a childhood spent in an artist's family and studies at the Academy of Art, San Francisco.