Author Archives: Lynda Lehmann

About Lynda Lehmann

I'm an abstract painter and photographer with a passion for color and the forms of nature. Even as a child, I felt awed by the wonders of nature. As an adult, I know that my love of beauty has inspired my life. My photography is realistic, but my paintings are abstract. In painting, I'm drawn to subjects of ambiguity and mystery, more than to recognizable scenes, and I love the freedom and musicality of abstract work. To me, it's more fun to see 'what isn't' than to see 'what is.' I have shown my art in numerous juried group and solo shows in the New York area. You can view my paintings, nature photography and digital art at my sites. Please visit my "Peripheral Vision" blog at to see a listing of my art sites and links to my articles and writing about creative process. I'm now selling my art on a wide of array of great Zazzle products, and you can find them at my five shops, with more to come!

Essays on Creative Process

I have gone through many life changes since I last blogged here or at my Peripheral Vision Blog, which is more developed and which you can visit here: You’ve likely gone through some life changes as well, and I … Continue reading

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Image “Waiting” c Lynda Lehmann

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“Seashell Burst” and Other Archetypal Forms

  I call this image “Shell Burst” because it reminds me of the proverbial “Sunburst.”  The sun has been a metaphor on numerous levels for the human species since the beginning of time, so it seems to follow that any image … Continue reading

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A Balanced Form of Self Love

  Producing art gives us power. I see it as a power over ourselves, over our energy, perception, motivational systems. And perhaps most important, I view it as a supplanting of our need to achieve a social equilibrium (which in … Continue reading

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Today’s Thought On Art: The “Logic” of Abstraction

Frantic Rooster c Lynda Lehmann 2013 – Acrylic on Canvas   I believe there IS a logic in building the visual experience we refer to as “abstract art.”  What is missing is a logical referent to any specific and time-bound … Continue reading

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Love and Self-Mastery

What is the glue that binds the universe?  What human attributes or qualities bring order and warmth out of a vast, chaotic and impersonal cosmos? Only love and self-mastery move us out of both cosmic and personal chaos into the … Continue reading

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The Spark

Lake at Dawn – Image c Lynda Lehmann   THE SPARK Creativity is the tiny voice that sings “I am” in the gloom of  darkest night.   It is the song of the soul revealing itself, reveling in tiny moments of … Continue reading

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“The Pathology of Power”

“The Pathology of Power”.  Please scroll down this page if you would like to read the words of Norman Cousins.

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Marketplace Photo Gallery: Landscapes of extraction

Marketplace Photo Gallery: Landscapes of extraction.    

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Thistle Thicket

Even the spiny thistle has its own character and beauty, and Nature’s wise hand plays its magic on both the buds and blossoms of that we customarily think of as a weed.  Maybe our emphasis on labeling things is just a … Continue reading

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