Lynne Mackenzie, Biography
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I was born in Vancouver and grew up in Surrey. I studied at UBC, married, and we lived in Edinburgh for four years while my husband got his PhD and our first daughter was born. Then to Australia where our second daughter was born and I got my PhD in psychology. Life was full and good—wife, mother, university lecturer, senior school psychologist—but there was little time for other interests! I have always loved art and did a bit in my early twenties, but until recently, that love mainly took the form of experiencing and learning about it—we once spent 6 weeks in Florence studying the Renaissance. Then, shortly before I left Australia in 2000, a friend and I began taking a few classes and painting together. I returned to Canada, completed 40 years as a psychologist and on retirement, began to paint once more. Making art makes you look at the world more closely—you find yourself stopping to really look, experience, learn, and then interpret as you paint. Joining the South Delta Artists’ Guild has added new dimensions of taking my paintings into the world and belonging to a community of artists. A wonderful way to spend my retirement!