30sec film artists Vol.59 – Lynn Christine Kelly

“I believe an artist must make work that is true to their beliefs”

Lynn Christine Kelly believes an artist must make work that is true to their beliefs and comes from their own particular way of seeing the world. Growing up in the Shswap region of British Columbia, with a father engaged in the forest industry, She learned at a young age to appreciate the great outdoors.

Lynn Christine Kelly – 30sec film artists Q&A

What’s your favorite thing to do when you are alone?

read, walk in the trees, watch kids movies

How do you usually get inspired again after working on a big project/painting?

Usually I have started on my next big project before I am finished with the last one. On those rare occasions when I am not, then I allow myself a break and only begin to work again when I know what I want do.

Do you collect things?


What's the last great book you read?

I don’t like to narrow things down that far. I love good fantasy books done in a series of 3 or so and I love historical fiction

Do you have a motto or creed that as an artist you live by?

More as a person than as an artist, I live by the idea that the Universe is an amazing diverse place that will provide me with what I need.

How do you come up with ideas?

My ideas are pretty much always based on an overall concept of something I wish to share with others. Once the concept is there, the ideas of how to impart it begin to flow.

Is there a childhood experience that has helped shape the kind of work you do today?

Absolutely! My dad was in the logging industry in various capacities and he taught me early in the value of the forest, philosophically and emotionally, not financially, and also imparted appreciation and respect for nature

Artist’s bookshelf

The Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings (the Hobbit / the Fellowship of the Ring / the Two Towers / the