About the Artist:
Erin Lynch studied journalism at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto. Upon graduating, she lived a nomadic existence travelling in South East Asia, Mexico and Central America where she discovered her passion for jewellery and hand-crafted items. Although Erin began twisting wire on the beaches of Mexico and Central America she has taken numerous courses at George Brown College, and the Haliburton School of the Arts. An experienced facilitator, she has taught jewellery and fine craft classes to adults and children in community galleries, schools, colleges and studios throughout Ontario.
Today Erin divides her time as a freelance writer and a jewellery artisan for her resident studio Bella's Bazaar at The Art Hive. Erin Lynch is a founding member of The Art Hive, Haliburton County's artist-run gallery and store. In 2008 Erin received an Art Honours as an Emerging Artist from the Haliburton Highland’s Arts Council. Erin received an Enviro-Hero Art Award in 2011 from the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust.
About Her Art:
Found objects and natural material remain a constant source of inspiration for her work. Predominantly a jeweller, Erin describes her work as ecclectic and funky, jewellery that feeds the eye and fuels the spirit.
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