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Biography:

1953    Born in Ontario, Canada


Inventory Catalogue

Education:

1999 / 2000
Workshop at Vancouver Academy of Art
1980 - 83
Diploma in Sculpture, Emily Carr College of Art and Design
1976 - 80

Vancouver School of Art, Sculpture and Printmaking

1974 - 76
Graduated from Fine Arts Program, Capilano College, North Vancouver, BC
1975
Student Art Tour: Paris, London, Amsterdam
Selected Exhibitions: 
2012  “Connected Landscapes”, Watercolours by Lynn & Toni Onley: A  Father-Daughter Exhibition, Art Beatus, Vancouver, BC  
2011

 Summer Group Show, Omega Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2010

“Journeys & Discoveries”, Recent Paintings by Lynn Onley & Shera Street, Insight Art Gallery, Galiano Island, BC

2009 Solo Show, Summer Atrium Show Series, Jenkins Showler Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009 Group Show, Omega Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008

Group Show, Omega Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2007
Solo Show, Jenkins Showler Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Solo Show, Omega Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2006
“West Coast Memories”, New Works by Lynn Onley, The New West Gallery, Sidney, BC

“Remembering Places”, Two Person Show by Lynn Onley & Jaqueline Hugo, Omega Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2005

“Waterscapes”, Solo 28 Watercolour Exhibit, Creative Framing Company, Vancouver, BC

2004

Memorial Show of Lynn & Toni Onley: Father and Daughter Show, Omega Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003
Le Gavroche Restaurant, Vancouver, BC

2002

Art Exhibition Group Show, Grace Church, Vancouver, BC

1998

Group Exhibition of Landscapes, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, BC

1997

One Woman Exhibition of Landscape Watercolours, Torrefazione Italia Café Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1995

One Woman Exhibition of Landscape Watercolours, Torrefazione Italia Café Gallery, Vancouver, BC


One Woman Exhibition of Watercolours Collages & Ceramic Sculptures, Pat Montgomery Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1994

“Spring Landscapes and Lanterns”, A One-Woman Exhibition of Watercolour Paintings & Ceramic Sculptures, Lucia Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1989

One Woman Exhibition of Ceramic Wall Pieces & Sculptures, Main Express Café Gallery, Vancouver, BC


Two Women Exhibition of Ceramic Art, Onley & Thompson, Vancouver, BC

1988

One Woman Exhibition of Ceramic Wall Pieces & Sculptures, Main Express Café Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1987
One Woman Exhibition of Ceramic Figurative Sculpture & Wall Pieces Artropolis, Juried Group Show, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1986
Juried Group Show, Pitt International Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1985
Valentine Exhibition, Juried Group Show, Pitt International Gallery, Vancouver, BC

One Woman Exhibition of Paintings & Ceramic Sculptures, Non-Commercial Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1984
“Clay Sculpture 84”, Juried Group Show, Potters’ Guild of BC, Vancouver, BC

“Erotica, 84”, Invitational Group Show, Courtney Art Gallery, BC

1983
One Woman Exhibition Show, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC
Workshops:
2010
Watercolour Workshops on Spanish Banks, Omega Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Watercolour Workshops on Beach, Insight Art Gallery, Galiano Island, BC
Recent Experiences:
2003
Continued to paint watercolours of the BC Landscape.  Had works accepted by the Ballard Lederer Gallery and the Rendez-Vous Gallery in Vancouver
2002
Specialized in watercolour paintings of the BC landscape
2001
Continued to paint in studio and on location as well as to teach privately
2000
Worked on large body of paintings for future exhibitions
1999

Began teaching privately to individual students

1998

Painting excursion to the Carribean (St. Martin)

1997

Produced watercolour paintings for 1998 exhibition; completed commission for large ceramic bear sculpture

1996
Produced watercolour paintings for 1997 exhibition

Worked on a commissioned large sculptural ceramic bear (Client: Patti Bolton)
1995
Produced watercolour paintings, collages, and ceramic sculptures for two exhibitions
1994
Produced watercolour paintings, collages, and ceramic sculptures for 1994 and 1995 exhibitions
1993
Produced watercolour paintings, collages, and ceramic sculptures for 1994 exhibition

From 1982 – 1993 Lynn worked in watercolour painting, collage, and ceramic sculpture.  During this period she produced art for several exhibitions and executed commissions for large ceramic sculptures.  From 1982 to 1987, she worked mainly in ceramic sculpture.

Biography:


Lynn
was born on February 24th in Brantford, Ontario to Mary Burrows and Toni Onley.  Both of her parents were artists who studied at the Doon School of Fine Arts under Varley.  Her father immigrated from the Isle of Man with his family when he was nineteen.  Tragedy struck and her mother suddenly died when she was two and a half.  Her mother was only twenty three.

As a young child,
Lynn spent three years in Mexico (San Miguel de Allende) as her father had a scholarship to study there.  This left a deep impression on her.  Later on these images of her vibrant life there continued to emerge in her ceramics and sculpture.  She returned to Mexico as a student to study Mayan history.

In the years to come, it was evident that
Lynn had the same driving force as her parents to create art.  She began her formal training at Capilano College, the Vancouver School of Art, then finishing at Emily Carr College of Art in 1982.  While drawing is something Lynn always pursued, she was inspired by many media, and at the time, sculpture was her passion.

In
Lynn’s mid-thirties she began regularly flying and painting with her father.  These treasured times were filled with adventure when going to beautiful and remote BC locations in her dad’s flying boat.

Although her dad had a great sense of humour, the compliments from him did not come easily.  If it was good it was good.  He trained her to really look.  Now she has a critical eye and can see if a composition works.  He was a wonderful teacher. 
Lynn misses her mentor and dad.  It’s true that one lives on in their art.  It always remains fresh.  That is the beauty of creativity.


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