Lynet McDonald (Houston)
January 5 - January 28, 2013
Lynet McDonald is a self taught artist born and raised in Mexico City. She moved to the United States when she was fifteen years old and has lived in different US cities since then. She currently resides in the Houston area.
"My favorite topic to draw and paint has always been women's faces. That was what I first remember drawing when I was a child. Early in childhood, I figured out that I could express myself through my drawings. I could transfer all my feelings to the women in my sketches. Their facial expressions would show exactly how I felt at that moment in time. This was a very empowering tool for me. If I felt sad, I would sketch a sad woman and she would end up carrying the sadness in the end. I would get a sense of relief afterwards because I had spoken through my drawing. I continued drawing and painting women until my senior year in high school. I stopped doing art when I went to college. After I graduated, my focus shifted to my programming career. Many years went by and my art work became a mere memory. Finally in 2006, after I had left my career to take care of my daughter, I started painting again. It felt wonderful to once again enter that other world where anything is possible. The world where you can create whatever you want and you can be whoever you wish to be. I had forgotten about that place for many years, but thankfully, I found it again."