Lyn has been drawing and painting as long as she can remember. Her interest in textiles and fibers began in her early twenties in Florida where, while working as a seamstress in a local sewing factory during the 1980s, she taught herself to make quilts. Her introduction to weaving came later during a break from nursing school when she studied reed basketry with a local Southeastern artist. After relocating to Tucson, Arizona in 1997, Lyn worked for a number of years as a labor & delivery and obstetrical research nurse, all the while taking every opportunity to explore and become increasingly enamored with the desert lands of the Southwest. In 2005, she left nursing to focus on her dream of becoming a fiber artist. She discovered and immediately decided to pursue the medium of handwoven tapestry after taking a natural dyeing workshop taught by a tapestry weaver. In 2006, Lyn began exhibiting her work in local and national exhibits; in early summer 2007, her home studio was constructed. 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 (Lee’s Ferry), 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 exploration of the Sonoran desert began when she arrived in Tucson, was enhanced during a several year stint as a volunteer naturalist at Sabino Canyon Recreation Area and continues today through independent explorations of the Southwest.