Work samples

  • June Bouquet
    Spring and summer of 2023 ushered in renewed urges for me to paint floral still life. This is the second of three such paintings produced during that time.
  • River of Solace 2021
    River of Solace 2021 -- expression of longing for comfort in a Covid-19 world in the first decade of this new millennium.
  • Revelation
    "Revelation" I was invited to create this painting as part of "Into the Light," a benefit show curated by Bridgette Mayer Johnson, owner of Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia. I am very grateful that my piece was purchased and that I was able to help support Friends of the Rail Park in their efforts to revitalize three miles of rail lines for use as a beautiful public space in Philadelphia.
  • Foraging Field
    "Foraging Field" This painting was selected for the "82nd National Midyear Show," at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, by the talented New York painter and sculptor, Peter Reginato. I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to Ohio for the opening reception and awards at the museum and to see its wonderful collection in person. Definitely a highlight of my art career to date!

About Lynn

Baltimore County

CREATING VISUAL ART IS THE MOST ENGAGING, SATISFYING AND MEANINGFUL WAY FOR ME TO LIVE MY LIFE.

What you see on this site is a small group of my work produced mostly from 2012-2023. For more information, read on.....

Lynn Rybicki studied painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. For over 30 years she has been painting and showing her work in Maryland, throughout the region, and beyond.

Highlights of 2023

I COLOR THE WORLD -- 12 paintings… more

Select Paintings 2022 - 2023

For me, the landscape is the holy sanctuary of the earth.  It is wild and free and elemental--much like the nature of man.  Many of my newest works continue my use of  abstracted landscapes as a metaphor to express the holiness of all of creation--the depth of what lies beneath the surface of life.

In 2023 I experienced strong urges to paint floral still life, which I had only done with colored pencil on paper in recent years.  Several of the new floral paintings are displayed here as well.

 

  • Spring Bouquet
    In 2023 I experienced a renewed interest in painting floral still life. This is the first of three painting I produced during that tine. 10" x 8", acrylic on canvas, 2023
  • June Bouquet
    In 2023 I experienced a renewed urge to paint floral still life. This is the second of three paintings I produced during that time. 10" x 8", acrylic on canvas, 2023
  • Forest Music
    10" x 8", acrylic on canvas
  • Forest Music II
    10" x 8", acrylic on canvas
  • Falling
    10" x 8", acrylic on canvas
  • Falling II
    10" x 8", acrylic on canvas
  • Ocean Motion
    8" x 10", acrylic on panel
  • Tidal Wave
    6" x 6", acrylic on panel
  • Lost in the Caribbean
    Lost in the Caribbean 2022 -- paying tribute to an idyllic memory and a symbol of a peaceful mindset's importance for living a beautiful life.
  • July Bouquet
    In 2023 I experienced a renewed desire to paint floral still life. This is the third of three such paintings I completed during that time. 10" x 8", acrylic on canvas, 2023

Paintings 2021

My current painting practice and methods are spontaneous and come from within.  I have no preconceived ideas beyond selection of colors and a strong desire to express with paint.  Large brushstrokes, vigorous gestures and drawing directly on the canvas from paint jars are some of the techniques I use to make compelling statements on small canvases.  I add depth to non-representational elements to take the viewer deeper into my vision of the world. My abstractions express emotions, the profound dynamics of the human experience, and the depth of what lies beneath the surface of life.

All paintings are 8" x 10" horizontal or vertical, unless otherwise specified.
 
  • River of Solace 2021
    River of Solace 2021 -- expression of longing for comfort in a Covid-19 world in the first decade of this new millennium.
  • Lost in Love 2021
    “The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls man towards the infinite, awakening in him a desire for the pure and, finally, for the supernatural.” Vasilij Kandinsky
  • New Day 2021
    "New Day" -- A new painting expressing hope for a better world in 2021.
  • Reverie 2021
  • Primavera 2021
  • Spring Fling 2021
  • Garden Melody 2 2021
    8" x 8", acrylic on paper
  • Garden Melody 1 2021
    8" x 8", acrylic on paper
  • Garden Melody3 2021
    8" x 8, acrylic on paper
  • Heart Song 2021
    10" x 10", acrylic on cradled panel

Sketches

Drawing from life is meditation. It informs the artistic process in every way, regardless of the style of an artist's work.
  • Self Portrait Aug 7 2022
    A new self-portrait from direct observation (looking into a mirror). I try to do one every couple of years. This one was especially hard. I need to wear my glasses to see close details and draw them but did not want to include my glasses in the portrait. My hair has grown since my FB profile pic. Luckily, the light was diffuse so only a minimum of wrinkles were visible. 12" x 9", conte crayon on toned Strathmore paper, 2022
  • Hunt Valley Md 10-28-2022
  • Hunt Valley MD Agricultural Farm 10-20-2020
    Colored pencil
  • Hunt Valley MD 2-21-2020
    Colored ink
  • Hunt Valley Agricultural Farm 9-25-20
    Colored pencil
  • Hunt Valley MD 4-19-20
    Colored pencil
  • Hunt Valley 2-17-2020
    Colored ink
  • Oregon Ridge Park 2020
    Ink and colored pencil
  • Forsythia 2020
    Ink and colored pencil
  • Hannah More Park 4-5-2020
    Colored pencil

Colored Pencil Drawings

Small works on paper in one of my favorite mediums. Images are on 9x12 paper.


  • Bouquet
    For a long time I had the urge to draw flowers. I finally bought them and did something about it.
  • Night View
    Night View
  • Window View
    Window View
  • Window View II
    Window View II
  • Ranunculus with Tulips
    Drawing fresh flowers from direct observation is always challenging and delightful.
  • Polychrome
    2015
  • Fantasy
    Fantasy
  • Freefall
    Freefall Colored pencil on paper--one of my favorite mediums. 12" x 9" Now part of a private collection.
  • Caprice
    Caprice
  • Fiesta
    Fiesta

Paintings 2018-2019

Ongoing work in a smaller format as I continue with a life transition and a smaller studio space.  All paintings are acrylic on canvas and 8" x 10" horizontally or vertically.
  • Revelation
    This painting was selected for a curated exhibition, "Into the Light," to benefit Friends of the Rail Park in Philadelphia, by Bridgette Mayer Johnson, owner of Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Phiadelphia. The piece was sold and I am happy to have been part of this great project to transform unused railways into beautiful public use spaces in Philly.
  • Foraging Field 2018
    This painting was selected for the "82nd Annual Midyear Exhibition" at the Butler Museum of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, by talented New York painter and sculptor, Peter Reginato. It was a great honor to be part of this wonderful show.
  • Whispers of the Night
    Whispers of the Night -- A 2019 painting that expresses my ongoing exploration of what lies beneath the surface of life.
  • Desire 2018
  • Magical Fall 2018
    My first new painting after recovering from major surgery in July.
  • Forest Fall 2018
  • Fall Frenzy 2019
  • Beam Me Up 2018
  • Yellow Ribbons 2019
  • Energy and Power 2019

Selected Works 2016 - 2018

All of these are 8" x 10" paintings on canvas completed during a time of movement and transition to a smaller studio and living space.
  • Mind Palace
  • Explore 13
    Explore 13 Now part of a private collection.
  • Red Rumba
    "Red Rumba" -- Now part of a private collection.
  • Time Travelers
    Time Travelers
  • Sea Dream
    Sea Dream
  • Sea Dream III
    Sea Dream III now in a private collection
  • Deep Seas II 2018
    Deep Seas II 2018
  • Deep Seas 2018
    Deep Seas 2018
  • November
    November This painting is part of my ongoing change in direction that accompanies a year-long clean out and major relocation of my living and studio space.
  • Night Vision
    Night Vision

Views from My Rooms

A few of the hundreds of sunset photos I began taking on an almost daily basis in 2013 and posting to Facebook. All of these were shot from my apartment windows with a small cyber-shot camera and are completely unedited.  Most of this group was created in 2020-2022.