Former Teacher’s Artwork On Display At Library

OSWEGO, NY – Displaying seven paintings now until September, Michael Lynne shares his work and eye for beauty in overlooked places with the Oswego community.

Lynne attended Rochester Institute of Technology earning a BFA with a major in illustration. After a three-year stint in advertising he returned to RIT to complete a Master of Science in teaching degree.

What followed was a 35-year career, in three different districts, teaching art.


His last position was at Oswego High School.

Since retirement, he has been working on his art work and entering national and international juried art shows with some success.

The seven works exhibited at the Oswego library show some of the pathways he has been exploring.

His newest work strives for a looser technique and a thicker application of paint.

Each piece in this show has a little write up to explain the work.

These paintings are not for sale, but he has work for sale at Arts in the Heart Gallery in Fulton.

“This painting is another subject that I find interesting and worth exploring,” the artist said of the acrylic ‘Underpass.’ “Again, my loftier interests have not been realized; those of decay, the empire in need of repair, etc. I keep sniffing around
the edges of a bigger project with more of a message but just haven’t nailed it yet. I did two of these one in oil and one
acrylic but I continue to think there is a bigger image out there yet. I do like the light and its geometric relationship to the
overall image.”