Lynn Wade - The King's Gallery Art & Framing, Kameleon Jewelry
Born in Washington, D.C. in 1950, and raised in Maryland's hunt country, Lynn Wade was a professional horse woman for over 20 years before becoming a full-time artist. Her knowledge of horses is extensive: She dissected them while attending Virginia's Morven Park InternationalEquestrian Institute, served in the hunt field as a Whipper-In, managed large boarding facilities on both coasts and began competing withher own hunter/jumpers at age six.
Her horse career has included 'ponying' race horses at Santa Anita, teaching up to 150 riding students per week and breaking yearlings at a Florida Thoroughbred farm. She was
co-owner/creator of the official dressage saddle of the 1984 British Olympic Team and has had over a dozen articles published in such worldwide equine magazines as Polo and Equus.
Nationally known as an animal portraitist and magazine illustrator, Lynn's work has garnered five nominations for Best Drawing of the Year, (the American Horse Publications Awards), has won a
Masterwork Award at an AAEA show and been a finalist in the annual Artist's Magazine competition which had nearly 14,000 entries. She authored and contributed artwork to the book "The AAEA Sketchbook of Horses" published by Equus.
Lynn's work has been juried into national shows at:
Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs
The Museum of Hounds and Hunting
The National Dog Museum
The Pastel Society of America
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
National Arts Club in New York
International Museum of the Horse
She is a member of Women Artists of the West (WAOW), and the only dual full artist member (for both painting and sculpting) of the American Academy of Equine Art (AAEA).
In the 1980's, Lynn competed her Jack Russell Terriers in trials in
eight states and was the first Florida State Representative for the JRTCA.
In addition to painting for her galleries and portrait clients,Lynn gives art classes and workshops at her Florida studio.