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Lyn Phariss Fine Art

About the Artist

About Lyn




    Lyn has been creating art since childhood. While growing up on a farm in northern Missouri,
 necessity required her to be self-taught.  After marriage she and her husband settled in Kansas City ,worked in industry and raised three children. New opportunities abounded ,and Lyn returned to her art. 
She found herself studying extensively with other artists including Robert Vaughn and Russell Ferguson.
 After retiring from large companies she and her husband moved  near The Lake of the Ozarks in Mo,
where she established a studio. Lyn paints almost everyday and is always on the lookout for new painting ideas.

Over the years she has studied in workshop situations with many well known artists, including Matt Smith, Albert Handel, Joshua Been and many others. Although Lyn loves to paint in her studio,
 her greatest passion is plein air painting .  She paints her surroundings often and travels to locations within the U.S
and Europe. Some of her favorites spots are in Arizona,New Mexico, and Colorado. She has also traveled to
wonderful locations such as Nova Scotia , England, Ireland and France both painting and recording scenes for
future paintings with her camera.  

A master of several media, Lyn produces works in watercolor,oil, acrylic,encaustic and pastel. 
She occasionally teaches small workshops but more often ,she will be traveling and painting.  She and a circle of
her best friends gather to paint when ever possible during the year.  Painting with her friends in a group is one of
greatest joys. They all share ideas and a abundance of laughs.

    Some of my favorite painters right now are , Mian Situ, Matt Smith, Jim Wilcox, Howard Terpining, Bill Anton, Oh so many more.  
All time deceased artist.  Sorella,  His lights are amazing.

Lyn has been a driving force in promoting Plein Air events in the Midwest. She has cordinated and been on the advisory board for many events , including the very successful  new event at Big Cedar Lodge , Near Branson Mo. 2010 and continues for the 2011 event.

 One of the highlights of my year is the opening of the Prix De West , Museum of Western Art, Okla, City.  The first week in June.



            THE NATIONAL OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTERS SOCIETY/ Signature Member/ past Board member.

            PLEIN AIR ARTIST COLORADO signature member

          Women Artist of the WEST-  associate member

          Women Artist of th Midwest- signature member
           OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA, juried, associate member

            AMERICAN PLAINS ARTISTS -  associate Member,



              Missouri Valley Impressionist Society


2014   Award of Excellence   Oil Reflections ,  Women Artist of the West  , juried membership show. Full page ad


Award of Excellence , For painting, Heartbreaker , at the MVIS  annual , juried membership show. 


Women Artist of the West,   Southwest Art  award of excellence.  full page add.


Women Artist of the West ,  41st. annual National Show, Waowing the Lone Star State,  Rockport Texas.- Award of Excellance  Western Art Collector Mag.


Women Artist of the Midwest annual  show, Hawthorn Galleries, Springfield Mo.


Plein Aire Artists Colorado, Annual members show,  Denver Colorado



Folger Galleries Christmas Invitational show, Midland Texas   Nov-21.-


Cherry's Art and Frame Christmas mini. show Dec 3-2010-------Jan 2011   Carthage , Mo.

  Nomadas Del Arte - Southwest Gallery, Dallas Texas

 Colors of the Ozarks- Lebanon , Mo.

Artist Madness , 2 person show , Hawthorn Gallery, Springfield , Mo.

Augusta Plein air paint-out,  Augusta , Mo

Mid America Paint out and sale- Bentonville, Ak

NOAPS  signature invitational show ,  Estes Park, Colorado

Plein Air Artists Colorado  Denver Colorado.

  2009 Oil Painters of America Eastern Division 2009,   Jacksonville , Fla.

  2009 National Oil and Acrylic org. Best of America 2009 , Bolivar , Mo.

 2009 National Oil and Acrylic org.  Best of Missouri 2009, Marceline, Mo. 

 2009  Folger Gallery annual Christmas show,  Midland Texas.

2009   Plein Air Painters of Colorado  2009,  Abend Gallery, Denver, Colo.

2009- A painting adventure- three person show   Marceline , Mo.

2009 - American Plains artists annual show , Oddessa , Texas.

2008- 3rd Place Award- Tucson Plein Air Painters Membership show , Tubac, Arizonia

 2008-  Folger Gallery annual Christmas show,  Midland Texas.

2008- One person Show "Our Flag and the Land"  Law offices of Kristi Fulnecky att.  , Primrose Market Place, Spingfield , Mo.

2008 - American Plains Artists Juried show , Museum of the Soutwest, Midland .Tx    Folger Gallery award.

2008  Oil Painters of America Great Paint out coordinator  Camdenton, Mo.

2008   National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society "Best of America" show.

2008- KU Plein Air Event show and gala-  K U Campus and Southwinds Gallery ,  Topeka , Kansas

2008- American Plains Artist Juried show, Museum of the Southwest , Midland , Tx.

2008- Plein Air Artists in Colorado annual juried show,  Abend Gallery , Denver , Colorado

2008  1st place , Plein air on the Trail  Springfield , Mo.

2008   Spring small treasures juried show Waverly House, Springfield , Mo.

2008- First place paintout SPA paintout.

2008- Plein air Kansas University event

2008- Third Place Oil award- Included in Auction -Augusta Missouri Plein
Air Event

2008 1st place award,  Bellwether Show, Springfield , Mo.

2008  3paintings included in the PAAC show , Denver , Colorado.

2007-International Juried Art Exhibition-Faces Of Woman, New Mexico Hartland University, Las Vegas, NM

2007-American Plains Artists 23 Annual Juried Show-Loch Vale Gallery, Estes Park, Colorado

2007- National Oil and Acrylic Painters Best of America juried show,
 Touring- Dunnigan Museum , Boliver , Mo.- Sedalia , Mo. -Osage Beach , Mo.

2007- Plein air workshop instructor ,Plein aire in the Rockies, Natures Visions, Salida , Colorado

2007-Two Person show, SPAC, Springfield,Mo. -invitational

2007- Plein air SPA show, Keyes Gallery, Springfield , Mo.-invitational

2007-Alpenglow, Osage Beach,Mo.

2007-Little Treasures juried invitational show , Tubac, Ariz.

2006-Two Person Show- Dunklin Street Gallery, Jefferson City, MO

2006-One Woman Show - Grand Gallery and Cafe, Kansas City, MO

2006-Participant in the Augusta Missouri Plein Aire Event and sale

2006-Participant in the Flint Hills Plein Aire Event and sale , Cottonwood Falls, KS

2006-American Plains Artist Juried Show, American Plains Museum, Lincoln, NB

2006-National Oil and Acrylic Assoc. Plein Aire Event and Show, Cottonwood Falls, KS Frist Place Award

2006-Osage National Invitational Show, Osage Beach, MO

2006-Little Treasures Invitational Show, Tubac, AZ

2006-Two Person Show at Missouri Depts. National Resouces, Rosier Museum Gallery, Jefferson City , MO

2006Sprinfield Plein Aire Group, Juried Show Waverly House Gallery and Gift , Springfield, MO Juror' Choice Award

2005-One Woman Show-Main Street Restaurant and Gallery, Marceline, MO

2005-National Oil and Acrylic Painters Societ- Best of America Juried Show

2005-Two Person Show- Bank Star One, Lake Oxark, MO

2005-Two Person Show-Branson Art's Council,Branson, MO

2005-Little Treasures Invitaional Show, Tubac, Arizona

2004-National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Best of Missouri Show, Rosier Gallery, Jefferson City, MO

2004-National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Plein Aire Show, Osage Beach, MO, Best of Show

2003-Waverly House Gallery Holiday Show, Springfield, MO- Juror's Choice Award

2003-Missouri Watercolor Society, Fulton, MO-Dick Blick Award

  Oil Painters of America 2008 Great paint out   cordinator
  National oil and Acrylic 2009 Best of America  coordinator

  Advisor for the first Big Cedar  Paint out  Near Branson , Mo.


Lake Sun Newspaper-  Great paintout Ha Ha Tonka , about the cordinators.  Lyn Phariss, Louise Thies

Missouri Life , August 2008,  Celebrate Creativity

Kansas City artist paints plein air, by Sara Shahriari

417 Magazine 2006
Lake Lifestyles Magazine, Osage Beach, Mo. Nov/Dec 2007

Kansas City Home and Gardens magazine Sept . 2007

St.Louis Home and Lifestyles , St. Louis Missouri 2007

North Missouri Arts Council News  -2005/ 2006

North Missouri Arts Council News-  winter 2007

Linn County Leader, Brookfield Mo.  2005/2006

North Missouri Arts Council Art talk interview  2005

Missouri Resouces, Jefferson City Mo. Publications  Manifestation of Expressive Minds, Two person show.

National and Acrylic Painters Society Best of America Catalog 2005- 2007

Springfield News Leader 04/05/06/07/08

Many local newspapers

Galleries Mac Creed Gallery and Gift,  Bennett Springs State Park/ Lebanon, Mo.
                Sturdevent Gallery, Osage Beach, Mo.
                Nature's Visions, Salida, Colorado
                Dunklin Street Gallery, Jefferson City , Mo.
                Schiller Suites and Gallery, Herrman, Mo.
                North Missouri Arts Gallery, Marceline, Mo.
                Waverly House Gallery and Gift, Springfield, Mo.


                      Lyn hard at work on a encaustic piece.

Images from the Plein air workshop Lyn held in Salida Co. Aug.2007
Me playing Cowgirl Colorado painting trip 2009
My painting /traveling buddy Louise
trying her hand at night painting.
We had a blast.

Niece Marva and I Painting trip Colorado 2009

 Lyn painting in the Ariz. desert                                                                 

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