Lynn Nickels

Hello! My name is Lynn Nickels and I’m so thrilled to be part of this artistic family! I’m originally from Ohio and have been an artist, in one way or another, all of my life. I began private art lessons at the age of 10 and won a local art contest with one of my acrylic paintings qualifying as an entry in a large art show in New York City. Since elementary school, I have gone to college and studied computer programming, professional writing and editing with a double major in Photography, and minored in graphic design. Several of my photos have won ribbons at local fairs (in Ohio) and have been purchased by local hospitals for display. I taught technical writing at the University of Akron, to Engineering students (who, by the way, were much smarter than me), while working full time as a technical writer/blogger and graphic designer. Now, retired, I can actually go back to my roots and “play” at painting and art, again! My first love has turned out to be Mixed Media in one form or another, and I love to make junk journals, envelope journals and photograph animals! I’m so thrilled to be here and hope to meet you soon at one of my classes!”