Abbey Interiors

(The Abbey Collection) (1979-1983)  

 

From 1974 to 1985, Lyn taught Visual Arts at Loretto Abbey, a private girls' highschool in North Toronto. "The Abbey", Motherhouse for the Loretto Sisters as well as a highschool, is a stone Gothic structure filled with fascinating antiques and rooms.

Lyn was permitted to walk freely throughout the cloister and to draw items such as vases, an English harp, stain - glass windows, and parlour settings.

The technique used: she photographed the drawings and traced them in charcoal on prepared masonite panels and applied bright colours of a thinner mixture of oil paint. Often she incorporated the "drip" as part of the composition.

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Prices are as listed. All pieces are eligible for free delivery unframed. 

Old English Harp

Old English Harp

1980 - Drawing - India Ink on Paper 27.4" x 23" Framed $450

Old English Harp I

Old English Harp I

1980 - Oil on Masonite 60" x 48" Unframed $3800

Old English Harp II

Old English Harp II

1980 - Oil on Masonite 60" x 48" Unframed $3800

St. Cecilia

St. Cecilia

1980 - Oil on Masonite 48" x 36" Unframed $1500

St. Cecilia-Under-the-Drapes

St. Cecilia-Under-the-Drapes

1980 - Oil on Masonite 60" x 40" Unframed $3800

Chartres (St. Cecilia)

Chartres (St. Cecilia)

1980 - Oil Painting 66" x 42" Framed $4800

Angel in Memory

Angel in Memory

1980 - Watercolour 40" x 27" Framed $600

Angel in Memory

Angel in Memory

1980 - Oil Painting (Oil on Masonite) 48" x 36" Unframed $1500

Rare Room (The Library)

Rare Room (The Library)

1981 - Oil painting - 48" x 60" Framed $4500

Library Vase I

Library Vase I

1981 - Watercolour 24" x 35" Unframed $600

Library Vase II

Library Vase II

1981 - Watercolour 16" x 22" Unframed $450

Library Chair II

Library Chair II

1980 - Oil Painting (Oil on Masonite) 48" x 36" Unframed $1500

Abbey Vase I

Abbey Vase I

1979 - Oil Painting (Oil on Masonite) 48" x 34" Unframed $1500

Abbey Vase II (Cat Paw)

Abbey Vase II (Cat Paw)

1979 - Oil Painting (Oil on Masonite) 48" x 36" Unframed $1500

W.S and S. Vase

W.S and S. Vase

1983 - Watercolour 29" x 23" Framed $500

St. Joseph in the Entrance Hall

St. Joseph in the Entrance Hall

1981 - Drawing - India Ink on Paper 28" x 21" Unframed $350

St. Joseph

St. Joseph

1981 - Drawing - India Ink on Paper 19.5" x 13" Unframed $350

Tree Coat in an Abbey Window

Tree Coat in an Abbey Window

1980 - Oil Painting 46" x 37" Framed $2500

Abbey Doors

Abbey Doors

1981 - Watercolour 32" x 24" Framed $550

Third Floor Going Down to Second

Third Floor Going Down to Second

1981 - Oil Painting 60" x 48" Framed $4500

Parlour Lamp I

Parlour Lamp I

1980 - Oil Painting 36" x 24" Framed $1800

Parlour Lamp II

Parlour Lamp II

1980 - Watercolour 40" x 27" Framed $600

Parlour Lamp III

Parlour Lamp III

1980 - Watercolour 20" x 14.5" Unframed $500

The Parlour Lamp IV

The Parlour Lamp IV

1980 - Oil on Masonite 41" x 24" Unframed $1200

In Praise of Things Old (Harp II)

In Praise of Things Old (Harp II)

1979 - Oil on masonite 60" x 48" Private collection

I Want to Play the Harp (Harp I)

I Want to Play the Harp (Harp I)

1979 - Oil on masonite 46" x 36" Private collection

The Library

The Library

1979 - Oil on masonite 60" x 48" Private collection

In Memory

In Memory

1980 - Oil on masonite 60" x 48" Private Collection

Library Chair

Library Chair

1978 - Oil on masonite 56" x 48" Private collection

Red Velvet Chair

Red Velvet Chair

1979 - Oil on masonite 48" x 40" Private collection

Adolphus' Chair

Adolphus' Chair

1981 - Oil on masonite 50" x 38" Private collection

Toward the Chapel

Toward the Chapel

1981 - Oil Painting 36 x 30’ Private Collection

St. Cecilia

St. Cecilia

1980 - Watercolour 30" x 24" Private Collection

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Boarding House Arts. 6 Dublin St. Guelph, ON

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