About the Artist Lynn Culp
I have raised over 1000 colorful dogs from blank canvases.
The no–maintenance dog that will make you smile.
I received my BFA degree in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey, pursuing a career in graphic design. I returned to painting in 1999 as a hobby, restudied the Impressionists, experimented with bright paint colors directly from the tube, using complementary colors and underpainting.
After 7 years of painting landscapes, figures, still life, and animals in oils, I experimented painting dogs in late 2006. I tried acrylics, a difficult medium to master for an oil painter, but the quick drying time allowed me to have a shipable finished painting immediately. I also challenged myself to do a painting a day, enthused by the large variety of dog breeds and colors.
Within a few months I developed a technique using bright colors painted over a red background, composed with a very graphic style and the image wrapping around the sides of a deep canvas. The final product is a dimensional modern painting, ready to hang, that needs no frame and can even stand on a shelf.
I received two awards at the 2009 Art Show at the Dog Show for Best Entry Depicting a Sighthound and Best Entry Depicting a Poodle, and have twice exhibited at the International Exhibition on Animals in Art at Louisiana State University. My dog paintings are purchased worldwide.