The Artist

Lynn Guenard


About the Artist

Originals Gallery


Tiles and
Cutting Boards




Raised in Vallejo, California, my childhood memories consist of spending time collecting and cutting out paper dolls, plus constantly drawing, and coloring. Art classes in junior high school led to my major in college.

For many years I was partners in a woman's clothing store, Threadbare. The business took much of my time. In 1992, My family moved to Gig Harbor, which enabled me to paint full time. I have made a commitment to work daily in my studio.

Juicy and whimsical best describes my work. I am intrigued with the idea of metamorphosis; nostalgic feelings evoked from old trucks, retro printed fabrics, antique pottery, unusual chairs, shapely shoes and unconventional gardens. I incorporate color, texture and patterns as I paint, drawing inspiration from authors, dreams, and a love for textiles.

Reality can be difficult sometimes, so I prefer to reinvent it in my still life studies, adding fantasy, humor and objects of desire and interest. Changing or adding elements suggests transformation and allows me to tell a story, or to tell another side to a story.

Watercolor is my choice of medium. The layering of pigment develops transparencies. I flood the paper with water, achieving numerous watermarks that create an emotional atmosphere. The unpredictability in the painting process brings joy and surprise to me.

Contact artist for selected showings at 253-265-6123 or email

'Summer Port' is the poster image for this years Annual Maritime Art Exhibit at The Gig Harbor History Museum This artwork has sold but cards are available @$4. Minimum order: 4 cards


the Spring of 2017 with Art Work, Art Tiles, Coasters, and Cards
Gig Harbor Indoor Farmers Market
(Peninsula Gardens building)
5503 Wollochet Dr. NW Gig Harbor 98335

Saturday's from 9am- 2pm

For Information call Lynn at
253-265-6123 or email

Lynn Guenard was the Featured Artist for the June 26th, 2004 Gig Harbor Garden Tour,with her artwork shown above, " Light From His Room" reproduced for the Tour Announcements.In the Eighth Annual Gig Harbor Garden Tour in 2005 Lynn Guenard was again featured. Her 2005 watercolor " The Garden " appears to the right.

Lynn Guenard is a member of The Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour.

The Open Studio Tour is on the third weekend in
September from 10 am to 5pm.

Open Studio Tour continues the tradition established in 1993 of juried, select Gig Harbor- Key Peninsula-Fox Island artists opening their working studios to the public. The artists are dedicated to providing the rare opportunity of seeing the artists in their studio environment and offering explanations and demonstrations of their materials and art process and the unique opportunity to purchase fine art directly from the artists. If you wish to contact member artists for additional information, please email them at

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