Arctic Quest
In 2006, twenty-five artists marked the 100th anniversary of Amundsen’s 1906 navigation through the Northwest passage with a journey of their own.
Painting shown is part of the Vancouver Maritime Museum's permanent collection.
Lynn Soehner SCA CFS
Painting by Lynn SoehnerArtist's statement

Thoughts on climate changes in the Arctic: I had a conversation with the curator at the Aasiaat Museum and he said that Norse history of Greenland was called that for a good was green...when Eric the Red explored and named it around 982-985. By 1350 however, the Norsemen had abandoned Greenland to the Inuit with no explanation other than a mini ice age seemed to have occurred. He was very accepting of the fact that Greenland was now in a warming cycle.

Ice Bound
16" x 20"
Acrylic with Paper on Canvas

Lynn SoehnerBorn and educated in Toronto, Ontario, Lynn Soehner is an international professional artist whose paintings in acrylic are recognized for being graphically bolder with rich, exotic colors, offering a kind of cadence or rhythm which evokes the “Spirit of Place”.

Soehner’s work is frequently used on products and in magazines to convey the “feeling” of the location. Her work has been featured most recently in Kauai Magazine, Summer Edition, 2003, a cover on the Kauai Visitor Guide, October 2003, selected for the cover of Malie Kai Chocolates, 2004-2007 (available in high end stores throughout Hawaii and Continental USA), the cover of Poetry Canada, Spring 2005, article in Spirit of Aloha, May/June 2005, on the cover of “The Future Looks Bright”, published 2006, Toronto Star 04/09/06, Fine Art Connoisseur December 2006, and, December 2006. She is one of twenty-five contemporary artists who recently embarked on a spiritual journey to the Arctic in July 2006, celebrating the crossing of the northwest passage 100 years later.

Exhibitions: Participated in over 150 solo, group, and invitational shows, of which more than 50 were juried

Awards: Received more than 25 awards including the Kahn Gallery Award

Commissions: Over 25 commissions have been completed in Kauai and Canada

Collections: More than 500 images in private and public collections throughout the United States, Canada and the British Isles

Education and Life Experience
BA. and BASc. York University, Canada
MASc. University of Toronto, Canada
Haliburton School of Fine Art, Canada
Instituto d’Allende and Belles Artes, San Miguel d’Allende, Mexico
Toronto School of Art, Canada
Ontario College of Art and Design, Canada

Art Affiliations
CARFAC (2006)
East Central Ontario Art Association (2006)
Arctic Quest (2005)
Federation of Canadian Artists, Active Member (2005)
Colour and Form Society, Elected Member (2005)
Society of Canadian Artists, Elected Member (2003), President (2004-2006)
Hawaii Craftsman Guild (1994)
Kauai Society of Artists, member (1990), past director and secretary (1991-1995)

Represented by
ALOHA Images, Kapaa, Kauai
Buckingham Fine Art Ltd., Uxbridge, Ontario
Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery, Sutton West, Ontario
Malie Kai Chocolates, Honolulu, Hawaii,

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