Up for sale is a watercolor painting on museum board by contemporary artist, Lynn Ponto-Peterson. "Sweet Cherries" is a gorgeous still life with a small clear ornate glass bowl with handles filled with red and yellow cherries. The art image measures 6 1/2″ x 8″ and the gold ornate frame with black liner is 13″ x 15″. The artist signed in the lower left corner. This is a perfect match to the painting "Cherry Plums" by Lynn.
Lynn Ponto-Peterson was born in Union, IL, a suburb of Chicago. She received her BFA from Illinois Wesleyan University. Lynn worked as an illustrator and then graphic designer until 2000, when she took the leap into a dream and became a full time artist. She has won numerous awards in art as well as photography, exhibiting miniature fine art and garnishing awards as well as a best in show at two of the largest and most prestigious international events. Lynn was invited to participate in the International Miniature Fine Art exhibit in Moscow, Russia. She has been invited the past two years to participate in Gallery One’s Masters in Miniature show. She has entered the prestigious Art Renewal Center’s annual salon show the past three years and has been a finalist each year. Her work has been published on book covers and in publications such as American Art Collector’s magazine where her art was featured in the 2009 miniature edition. She has done photography, magazine ad design and countless commissions for the equine industry where she was a very active equestrian and Morgan horse breeder.
Her work is collected in many private collections internationally. Lynn currently resides in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Arkansas but is relocating to the Carolinas where she plans to build a dedicated studio space.
“I am a Contemporary Classical Realist, this is my chosen path for my work. Gouache (Opaque Watercolor) and Oil are the mediums I prefer most often. I have never wanted to concentrate on one subject but am equally inspired to paint still life, figural as well as wildlife. I strive to explore both lighting and color in my work, this is what brings emotion and life to any painting. Atmosphere is, I feel, the biggest challenge to me as an artist. Exploring and illustrating successfully the space between and around subjects on a two dimensional plane is absolutely fascinating to me. In my strive for success as a full time working artist I have learned that only hard work and many hours at the table can bring me closer to my goals. It is a life long dream as well as a life long struggle.
I am extremely inspired by the artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Artists such as John William Waterhouse, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Frank Cadogan Cowper fill most of my art research and truly have my heart. I scrounge the countryside looking for items from the Art Nouveau and the Art Deco movements for my still life paintings and are a secret personal obsession. The genius Austrian porcelain artist Wagner is without a doubt my favorite artist of the Art Nouveau period. His work always moves me with its timeless and romantic beauty. I am also greatly influenced by contemporary realists such as Carl Brenders, Robert Bateman, John Paul Strain and Daniel Tennant who has been so very kind to me.
My goals for my work are quite simply to improve my craft with each new work and hope that others appreciate what I create.”
Original Watercolor Painting by Contemporary Artist, Lynn Ponto-Peterson, "Sweet Cherries"