Lynda Rimke's Bio
painting and illustration: www.lyndarimke.com
graphic and website design: www.rimkedesign.com
I first studied art as a very small child at the Akron Art Institute in Ohio. It was there I remember learning to color to the edges of the paper, and I haven’t stopped the habit.
In the first grade, I not only colored the apple in front of me,
but its mottled waxy skin, simply because it was lovely.
I became more serious in high school, and continued to compete and gain awards. It seemed that art should play a large part any further education, so I majored in Studio Art with a minor in Music at Kent State University. I quickly developed a love of drawing and painting the figure in oils, and gloried in achieving a likeness of form and expression of spirit.
I stayed true to representational art in an abstract world,
remembering my delight in the apple of my childhood.
It is easy to study art and quite another leap to become a career artist, especially as a portrait or landscape painter. I worked in medical illustration and later joined the desktop publishing revolution as a freelance graphic designer. I currently use all Adobe products in their Creative Suite.
In 2004, after my first “brush up” lesson to familiarize myself with watercolor, I exclaimed with delight “I’m using my degree!” It was evident to me that my painting years at KSU had still left their mark. I have been painting at every opportunity ever since.
As the digital design world grows more and more complicated,
I long for the simplicity of paper and canvas.