When you stop being naive (and no longer worry about blood pumping to your heart)

When you get down to the get down (and there ain't nothin' left)


Lynne Russo



Artist Statement

Having lived my entire life as an artist, it is my background as a dancer that has proven to be the most essential element in my work as a painter.

To this end, I typically work on 3 or 4 large pieces simultaneously, while moving from piece to piece – and since painting with my hands can be part of my process, I feel very connected to each painting.

I love the quote from Hopper that says, ""If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint."" As someone who also enjoys writing, I find there is nothing like expressing oneself with paint – it's the truest extension of me – and honestly, I find it cathartic

My art is truly the process of mind, body and soul coming together – in one, large, abstract canvas – creating work that honors process as much as the end result.