Elizabeth Lynch is a lens-based artist and photographer. A lifelong interest in drawing and painting, her study of art history, and a professional background in psychology led to portraiture. Many of her portraits, mostly of women and children, have won industry awards and she has just begun showing her work at various galleries. Her personal projects aim to show a lyrical connection between the natural world and humans. On Instagram she is @elizabethlynchphotography.
Perhaps as a means of escape, much of my personal artwork tends to be dark, quiet, and strange - qualities that are antithetical to the bright, messy, and monotonous life I lead as a suburban mother. I make images with what is most readily available to me: my wooded yard, my two young daughters, and sometimes their pets. Solitude and surrealism are frequent themes in my work.
My process involves following the faintest spark of an idea and seeing where it goes. Unlike my day-to-day life, I don't plan a lot with regard to my images. I enjoy the editing process but try not to manipulate my images too much. With the exception of a few workshops with master photographers, I am largely self-taught in digital photography and processing. I print my work with the help of a professional photographic printer who uses archival inks and papers.
AWARDS and GROUP SHOWS
The Martha Spak Gallery (Washington, D.C.) "Art in Bloom", 2023
Monochrome Awards, Honorable Mention, 2022
Annual Photography Awards, International Juried Competition, Honorable Mention in Portraits, 2021
Praxis Gallery (Minneapolis, MN) "Narratives", International Juried Competition, 2020
Dallas Center for Photography (Dallas, TX) "The Human Portrait", International Juried Competition, 2020
Photo District News (industry publication) "Faces" Portrait Contest Winner, 2016