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Lynley van Alphen

Lynley van Alphen meets Graeme Stevenson on Colour In Your Life

Colour in Your Life featured artist Lynley van Alphen appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Sixteen (16) Read a little bit about the artist here and support our site by joining and watching the episode below.

Approximately 10 years ago, 3 decades after the initial creative stirrings inLynley van Alphen school years she restarted her art journey.

Although ‘real’ life had ruled in the interim, her artistic passion was always there, quietly simmering away in her soul until she could no longer contain it.

Lynley van Alphen is described as ‘self-taught’, However she has studied and learnt from the best. Several workshops with well-known NZ landscape artists later, and as well as studying many books and online tutorials, she finds herself on the path that she truly wants to travel.

Lynley van Alphen lives in and paints the beautiful Catlin’s area in the south east of New Zealand’s South Island, fortunate enough to own her own studio and gallery space.

Lynley’s art is evolving, before she painted careful renditions, now she finds contentment with oil in an almost abstract way with her landscapes using big bold brushstrokes and buttering thick paint on with a palette knife, and with watercolour letting the pigments run freely searching for the essence of the scene.

For Lynley van Alphen, it is more about her feelings and/or connections to surroundings than a perfect copy. The Catlin’s area has something raw and spiritual about it that draws her and at this time, is just what her artistic soul seems to need and thrive on.

You can contact the artist about their art tips or art techniques directly via their website at

Episode: S16E11

Original Air Date: 16th February 2018

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