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Lynette Watkins has been a professional artist and professor of art most of her career.   Lynette primarily lives and works in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a picturesque village renown for the works of Michael and Peter Herd and members of the Wyatt family, and is in close proximity to Santa Fe, a most significant center for art.  The early artists of New Mexico, including Georgia O'Keefe, Nicolai Fechin, and Leon Gaspard have influenced Lynette’s work.  Additionally she spends time and works in East Hampton, NY enjoying the influences of Jackson Pollack and early expressionists. 

Lynette’s recent accomplishment in the publication of Can It Be That Some Chains Are Mere

Shadows?, and the accompanying "Author's Guide", has evolved from the creation of an art sketchbook/journal for her son as well as one for the Brooklyn Art Library in 2012.

Lynette has a healthy record of exhibits in the United States and Europe and has been represented in some of the finest galleries and shows in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Ruidoso, and Dallas, TX, as well as European galleries in Italy and France, and the Isle of Man.


  • Professor of Art at South Plains College –18 years 

  • Professor at La Romita School of Art, Terni, Italy 9 years                  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Music, Fort Lewis Collage, Durango, Co           

  • Masters degree in Art, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Tx


  • Outstanding People of the 20th century                                  

  • Outstanding Teachers of America                                                  

  • 2000 Artists and Designers of the 20th Century                                

  • Western Federation Watercolor Society                                

  • Knickerbocker Art Society, New York

  • Recipient of Rotary’s Foundation Grant for University Teachers 

  • History of numerous Art Exhibits


  • Can It Be That Some Chains Are Mere Shadows? A Visual Journey From Darkness to Light

  • Can It Be That Some Chains Are Mere Shadows? Author's Guide

  • Healing Journeys With The Shepherd (contributing author)

  • Photography by Design

  • Writing on the Wall, Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project

  • American Artist Watercolor Magazine                                    

  • Southwest Art





P.O. Box 2261

Alto, NM

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