Lynda SmithSchick was born and raised in Oklahoma, graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Interior Design and qualifying with the National Council for Interior Designer Qualification for accreditation.
Early on she was interested in photography and loved spending time in the natural world.
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, Spain and Mongolia. Lynda, her husband, Jack, and dog, Plush live in Oklahoma.
I use the camera to explore the invisible spaces where the external and internal converge. As an emotional-thinking artist, the camera becomes a tool for self-exploration, analysis and creativity.
With my deep interest in the human experience of inner growth, I choose to make meditative photographs of natural elements as metaphorical expressions of spirit, memory and emotion.
My practice allows for a significant personal balance in a world that straddles both happiness and sadness.
13th Julia Margaret Cameron Award,
Juror: Elisabeth Biondi, Category: Fine Art
Three images from the series “The Betterment Of Me” (Honorable Mention)
PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
“Still Life: “Elevating the Mundane”,
Juror: Kimberly Witham.
Title: “Garlic, Daikon and Snowballs”
11th Julia Margaret Cameron Award,
Juror: Analy Werbin, Category: Fine Art
Five images from the series "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"
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"
405 Magazine, January, 2017
Four images, page 68 and page 69
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
Copyright 2017 - Lynda SmithSchick Photography