Artist  Bio

Lynda SmithSchick was born and raised in Oklahoma, graduating from the University of Oklahoma and qualifying with the National Council for Interior Designer Qualification.  Early on she was interested in photography and interior design, and as an adult, Lynda remains intrigued with how she can apply the principles and elements of design in both the disciplines of photography & interior design.  When Lynda and her husband moved to the Boston Mountains seeking a simpler lifestyle, her husband gave her a Nikon F to record and interpret their new surroundings.  Since then she has photographed in the United States and in the UK, Israel, and Mongolia. Lynda, her husband, Jack, and dog, Plush live in Oklahoma City where they own an architectural antiques store.

Artist  Statement

I use the camera to explore the invisible spaces where the external and internal converge.  As an artist, the camera becomes a tool for self-exploration, analysis and creativity.  With my deep interest in the human experience, I choose to make photographs of my connections to humanity, by photographing natural elements as metaphorical expressions of spirit, memory and emotion.  My practice allows for a significant personal balance in a world that straddles both joy and sorrow and uncertainty.  

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Juried Exhibitions

2018

PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont “Still Life: “Elevating the Mundane”,
Juror: Kimberly Witham.
“Garlic, Daikon and Snowballs”
11th Julia Margaret Cameron Award,
Category:  Fine Art, Juror:  Analy Werbin, selected images
from "The Best Is In Front Of Me", (Finalist)
A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX  "Being Set Free"
Jurors:  Karen Divine, Melanie Walker, Amanda Smith,
Diana Perkins, Kevin Tully.   "Fragility Of Fog"

2017
A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX "Vistas"
Juror: Dan Burkholder. "The Best Is In Front Of Me"
A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City TX "Response"
Jurors: Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully. "Turned Upward"

2010
12x12 Preview Exhibition, Oklahoma visual arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  
12x12 Art Fundraiser, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  
Green Exhibition, Urban Teahouse, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Publications
405 Magazine, January 2017 page 68 and page 69
Lenscratch, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright  2017 - Lynda  SmithSchick  Photography
lynda.smithschick@gmail.com

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