Lyn has been drawing and painting as long as she can remember. After experiencing a natural dyeing workshop taught by a tapestry weaver in 2005, she began to pursue the medium of handwoven tapestry. In 2006, Lyn began exhibiting her tapestries; in early summer 2007, her home studio was constructed. During 2018, a growing desire to create non-objective works in series led her to delve into mixed media collage, a genre that shares many of the tactile qualities of working with fiber, but which allows for faster exploration and implementation of ideas and inspirations. Her membership in the Tucson artist group, PaperWorks – The Sonoran Collective for Paper and Book Artists, has led to new explorations in creating artist books. Lyn’s work has garnered a number of awards, including three National Park artist residencies at Grand Canyon North Rim, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and Zion, earning her the distinction of being the first tapestry weaver to participate in the National Park system’s artist-in-residence program. Her work has been exhibited in both local and national venues and is held in public and private collections. Lyn’s passion for and exploration of the Sonoran Desert began when she and her husband relocated to Tucson in 1997, was enhanced during a several year stint during the 2010s as a volunteer naturalist at Sabino Canyon Recreation Area and further honed by a yearlong 2018 Arts Fellowship at the University of Arizona’s Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill. Her wanderings in and explorations of the Southwest continue today.