Lynn Rothan is a consummate painter, ceramist, and printmaker. Her artworks, spread
as they are around the world, evidence the fact that she is a noteworthy contemporary artist . The elegant passion, individual poetic vision and deep commitment she brings to her artistry imbues and infuses every single second of her living life. What she touches she makes her own. It is this absolute commitment to the creative process which has made of her, after the fact, a teacher of soaring accomplishment. Her many years of working with challenged youth, to share with them her belief that creative process fuels creative decision making, has helped to shepherd young lives through awkward and dangerous phases.
Educated in Ohio, for the last twenty-five years Rothan has chosen the aromatic edge of Eastern Oregon's great basin as both her home and one of her environmental inspirations. Peppered by frequent working travel to Caribbean regions, she brought tropical humid langours home to the high desert adding some exotic glue to her nest and palette. Her prismatic studio is home to paints, printers inks,metal, stone and clay as underlayment to a process-driven love of color, aroma, texture, rhythm, health and purposeful volume. Everywhere is evidence of the long anecdote, the surprise rattle, the unending line and the filigreed wheels of color. Everywhere is evidence of musical choices made in full allowance of beauty, love and possibility.
For many years this tireless artist has devoted a chunk of her time sharing as teacher and mentor. Through Northstar, Atelier 6000, White Sage Workshops and special adjuncts to public school programs, Lynn Rothan has brought her vision and enthusiasm to the task of helping others understand how creative process might work for them. Her work with challenged youth has reminded her time and again of her great fortune in life and the ceaseless need she feels to share and help to heal.