Lynn Amsterdam

Artist are always asked about the journey, inspiration or history that led them to the creating of art. My story is simple…. It is by accident and because of a car accident that I found my way to painting. That’s right, a car accident, within seven seconds the life that I knew abruptly ended. My professional career with the State of New Jersey and my career as a professional photographer.


I didn’t see it until 2012 but what the accident also did was give me pause and allow me to look deep in search of my painterly side. I was one of those kid’s whose art was never selected for display in grammar school, I couldn’t draw to save my life, so how could I paint. What lay hidden there on the dusty shelves of my brain was the desire to create. That desire blossomed when I moved to Florida in 2012.