Lyn Diefenbach was born in Yeppoon and grew up with a family heritage of
painting, pottery and wood-turning and had a paintbrush in her hand from a
very early age. After working exclusively in oils, Lyn began experimenting
with pastel in July 1995 and was quickly drawn to its immediacy and
spontaneity. A workshop at 'Willowbank' in Victoria with pastellist Ted Berry
further enthused her, so much so, that in March 1998 she received her
official recognition as a Master Pastellist from the Australian Pastel Society.
Lyn's philosophy is to be "always learning" and to achieve masterly qualities
within her work. She takes time out from her busy schedule for personal
development In 1999 she travelled to New York to study under worldrenowned portrait artist Daniel E. Greene. Her works cover a myriad of
themes - portraiture, florals, landscapes, sea-scapes and still life. Each is
imbued with her fascination for the interplay of light with her subject.
Lyn has become a sought after teacher in her own right, conducting regular
workshops in pastel, oils and watercolour throughout Queensland. She has
received many commissions and Awards particularly for portraiture and
human interest paintings. Her exuberant florals are also highly sought after,
captivating the viewer by colour, tone and texture.
Her paintings are represented in major regional collections as well as private
collections within Australia and overseas.