Full Bloom Roses
BORN 1959 – GWANDA, ZIMBABWE
Lynette Hoyle was born into a diverse art-creating and art-loving family but from the outset had her own very firm ideas on art, its diversion and portrayal.
If there was one artist who inspired Lyn more than others it had to be Paul Klee, with his seemingly whimsical, child-like and colourful compositions hiding deeper and more mystified themes.
Lyn obtained her diploma in Graphic Design in East London in 1980 before joining the Durban’s advertising industry, notably ADDY LANNING until 1986. The big break to become a full time artist was demonstrative and bold not least because Lyn chose the Free State town of Clarens (on the edge of the Golden Gate National park). Though busy as a vacation destination in season, there is much time for reflection and loneliness in the harsh cold winters. For Lyn it was wonderful to observe and absorb the rugged mountain landscapes and rich, autumnal colours.
Though working mainly in acrylics based on canvas, there is often much embellishment with other materials. Lyn uses torn and folded paper and fabrics, making many of her works true mixed media creations. To be very prized are the original etching-plates which Lyn made as complete art forms in themselves rather than the medium for producing etchings onto paper.
Lyn’s choice of subject matter can also be unbounded by convention – snippets of sonnets and odd phrases from Enya lyrics can also inspire as much as her eagles and formal flowers in bowls.
Bovine Bliss as a series of dancing, uninhibited happy (not mad) cows have been wonderfully collectable. Art must always be serious, amusing, irreverent and personal. It defies one line classification, as does the work of Lyn Hoyle.
Her patrons and corporate collectors are also of urbanity and different in their outlook on life – they also tend to be very loyal.
Lyn now works at being an artist, mother and farmer, enjoying the rural, self-supporting philosophy enriched by the stimulus of the new age of communications.