Saturday, October 9, 2010


Lyndelle is an adept colorist, demonstrating a mastery of her media whether using oils, pastels, acrylics, or watercolors. She has demonstrated an outstanding talent in art since childhood, winning her first award at ten. An Honors graduate from  CSUF, Lyndelle moved to Europe in 1982 and stayed for 7 years. She became a member of the “Kunstlerverein “ and was published in the “Schloss” Exhibition. Condor-Prell Gallery in Cologne arranged a “one-woman” show for her.

Returning to the USA in 1988, Lyndelle was accepted into the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach where she exhibited over 7 years. She has been featured books and in magazines such as Southwest Art and The Pastel Journal, and has given TV appearances. She has written articles including one for the Daniel Smith catalog. Her expertise is often requested for lectures, demonstrations and judging art shows. Lyndelle has exhibited nationally as well as internationally in prominent galleries and museums, in solo and group shows, as well as placing “First” and “Best of Show” awards, including Best of Show at USPA’s Second Annual Juried Show and First place in the San Clemente Juried Plein Air Competition. Her work is in public and private collections around the globe.

 Lyndelle Stonick is also recognized for her teaching ability and gives workshops to various destinations including Artcruise workshops. (She’ll be leading a workshop to the Mexican Riviera  in January). She is an instructor for Saddleback College,  where she teaches drawing and painting classes. Lyndelle is  a  member of   SOCALPAPA, SCAA, USPA and the founder and first president of USPA .

Full Spectrum  12x17" Pastel
This is my interpretation of a friends property out in the country,
 peaceful, joyful, nature at its best.

"Waiting" 11x14" Pastel
This painting was inspired by my friends studio/dining room in
 her  Oregon home. It radiated with inspiration and creativity.
(The cat I added later to replace a chair that was in that spot.)


The Guardian 11x14 Oil
Invited to participate in the Torrey Pines Art in the Pines Plein Air
Competition  and Exhibition, New to Torrey,  I was looking for the ideal
 subject  and location. The sun suddenly lit up the hillside and drew my
attention to this beautiful tree overlooking the ocean.

Juicy Trio
9x12 Oil
Captivated by this inspiring fruit, fress off the vine,
 I decided to  emphasize their shape by using backlighting
with cooler foreground shadows.

8x10 Oil
Inspired by the movement of water and wanting to capture the color
 spectrum that I have often experienced  as the sun was setting  on the
 horizon, I translated this precious moment into what my eyes had remembered.