Lynn Amsterdam

Artist are always asked about the journey, inspiration or history that led them to the creating of art. My story is simple….It is by accident and because of a car accident that I found my way to painting. That’s right, a car accident, within seven seconds the life that I knew abruptly ended. My professional career with the State of New Jersey and my career as a professional photographer.

I didn’t see it until 2012 but what the accident also did was give me pause and allow me to look deep in search of my painterly side. I was one of those kid’s who’s art was never selected for display in grammar school, I couldn’t draw to save my life, so how could I paint. What lay hidden there on the dusty shelves of my brain was the desire to create. That desire blossomed when I moved to Florida in 2012.