Lynette Richards graduated from H.B. Beal Tech in London Ontario in 1979 with a Special Arts Diploma - Honours. She worked for over a decade in the Graphic Arts and Printing Industry.
In 1995, she began working with Stained Glass following a mystical experience at a Quaker meeting where light falling through glass presented itself as a metaphor for spirit passing through matter. She sought a teacher and completed a 3-year Apprenticeship with European-trained Stained Glass Master Ted Goodden. She loves to study the history, stories and techniques of Medieval to contemporary Stained Glass. She also loves Art History, Architecture, Religious study,and Mythology. She blends her knowledge and experience in her art.
Lynette exhibits regularly in galleries. "I love using the traditional techniques of painting and drawing layers of black onto coloured glass. When I illustrate new ideas using ancient techniques I feel like I am participating in the revelation of new inspiration, honouring the past and blessing the future." She deals head-on with the presence of fear, anxiety, depression and despair, yet in her life and art she emphasizes the quiet omnipresence of grace in nature and in the lives ordinary people.
She has served on the Organizing Committee of the London Artists Studio Tour for many years and participates in it each Spring. She has been a guest curator for exhibitions at the Forest City Gallery, The Arts Project and other venues. Lynette serves on the Board of Directors of the UWO King's College Centre for Creativity. She was an original member and continues to serve on the committees of UWO Brescia College Women's Spirituality Circle, The CIRCLE. Lynette has served on Boards of Housing Co-ops, Food Co-ops, Community Supported Agriculture initiatives, and Childbirth and Parenting groups.
Lynette believes that all work is 'service work', whether paid or unpaid, and involves herself in many projects to benefit our society and the world.
1 of 9 panels 'SONG OF SONGS'
She has her own studio called Rose Window Stained Glass, where she creates original work, teaches, and restores Antique Windows.
WEDNESDAY CLASSES ANYONE?
Sunday, Oct 27th, 2013
Well, October/November Monday CLASSES are fully booked, but a few people are interested in Wednesdays - I have room for 3 more!
Would like to begin in early November which is SOON! Please call me or write if you are interested!
My Painted Glass can be ordered on ETSY
Monday, Oct 21st, 2013
I am available to paint custom medallions for YOUR stained glass projects. Some examples are now on ETSY. https://www.etsy.com/shop/rosewindow
I have an ETSY shop!
Monday, Sep 23rd, 2013
Yep it's true. I just set it up and posted some painted glass you can purchase and build in to your own stained glass windows! I show samples and invite custom orders. Here is the link https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/rosewindow
RELOCATING TO NOVA SCOTIA!!
Wednesday, Jun 26th, 2013
Rose Window will close in London Ontario and reopen near Halifax in beautiful Nova Scotia as of July 1, 2013!!
Tell your friends out east to look for me!
My website will remain the same and I will be maintaining contacts in London so consider me if you are thinking of hiring a Stained Glass Artist!!
Kathy Jordan and Ken Leap!
Sunday, Jan 20th, 2013
What a great weeklong intensive workshop that was! I learned a lot! I am also newly inspired to learn to paint classic portraits on glass. I will post the paintings that I did in the course on my blog!
September 2012 CLASSES!!
Saturday, Aug 25th, 2012
Sign up now!!
MONDAYS beginning September 10!
Rose Window has a Facebook Page!
Friday, May 18th, 2012
NEW Member of Coloured Pencil Society of Canada!
Monday, Aug 29th, 2011
NEW Flickr page!
Monday, Aug 29th, 2011
Thursday, Sep 10th, 2009
Visit my blog often! I will post a new drawing and comments often!
The blog can be accessed through the Creativity Coaching pages of my website - the link is at the top of that page!