Skip to content

Lynley van Alphen

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

Living and painting in the beautiful Catlin’s area in the southeast of New Zealand’s South Island, Lyn is 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 watercolor letting the pigments run freely searching for the essence of the scene.

For Lynley, 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 Lynley about her art tips or art techniques directly via her website at

Episode: S16E11

Original Air Date: 16th February 2018

Buy or rent from Vimeo on Demand

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Colour In Your Life

Featured Artist Pack

Market yourself to an international audience and take your career as an artist to the next level. Sign up to download the Colour In Your Life Featured Artist Pack.

Thanks for subscribing. Your download will be sent to your email.

Are you ready to take your practice to the next level?

Be on the Colour In Your Life show and market yourself to an international audience and take your career as an artist to the next level. 

Get in touch with us to get more information.

Thanks for registering your interest to be a featured artist in Colour In Your Life. We'll get in touch with you as soon as possible.