Lynn Marie Frisinger,
Muskegon, Michigan; Formance Arts, Director, Painter & Photographer
She was born in California, “So I’m the girl The Beach Boys sang about.” She spent most of her life in the Midwest – Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, with a short stint in Texas, and the last 40 years her home has been right here in Muskegon County, her favorite place of all.
Lynn Marie Frisinger, whose paintings bear her signature “lynnmarie,” is an alumna of Muskegon Community College, Calvin University, and Grand Valley State Universities. Active most of her life in performing arts as a singer, actor, and director.She works with all manner of paints but some paper arts, and found materials pieces. Her style varies with the materials and the subject, but she leans more toward abstract expressionism, because of the use of bright colors.Still an active sailor, her love of the lakes is reflected in her art by her use of light and color.
“I like different media. Oil is my favorite, but I like the quickness of acrylic paint, and the immediacy of watercolor.”
Lynnmarie came to visual arts late in life, discovering joy in painting and drawing when she was struggling to survive a serious illness and while waiting for a life-saving liver transplant.
The desire to create something of beauty to counteract the pain and depression I was feeling is where I began, and I believe creating helped me survive, and continues to lift me up still.
Lynnmarie has won awards in numerous competitions, and her work has been featured in galleries in Washington, DC, Grand Haven, MI, and Muskegon, but her home is here at City Center Arts in Muskegon. Lynnmarie’s work spans multiple media; she works primarily in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.She won first place in the Muskegon Lake Project, and have won recognition in a few other shows, including one last summer at the Armory Art Center in Grand Haven.
I joke with my daughter that she has to introduce me to her friends as, “My mom, the award winning artist.”
She wants to make her corner of the world more beautiful and support world peace genuinely. She loves most the collegiality of meeting and working with other artists. She encourages other artists that even when it’s hard, keep creating. Let it out. She hopes people will enjoy color, light and shadow as much as she does in her art. She hopes this helps all of us.