Biography: Lynn Branson
An interpretive sculptor of wood, Lynn Branson finds
her inspiration in the line, form and shape discovered in each treasured piece of her chosen medium. The forms and shapes she develops as sculpture portray the living creatures of the Natural World, a World to which she feels a deep committment.
Living on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the Ocean, Forest and Alpine areas are close at hand, devastatingly beautiful and, to Ms. Branson, fragile and vunerable. Conveying this delicate beauty is a main objective in her work, which she has exhibited internationally, earning her many awards.
Ms. Branson's awards include Bronze (2005, 2014, 2015) and Silver (2007, 2009) in Masters and Best in World Interpretive (2010, 2012 and 2013) at the World Wildfowl Carving Competition, presented by the Ward Foundation in Ocean City, Maryland. Lynn's 2010 Gold Medal win made her the first woman, ever, to win a Ward Foundation World Wildfowl Carving Competition Championship title. When she won again in 2012, her work's champion status was affirmed.
Other exhibitions include Brant Festival, Parksville, BC, The California Open, San Diego, The Chinook Wildfowl Festival, Calgary, Alberta, The Peninsula Gallery, Sidney, BC and Art of the Wild Gallery, Banff, Alberta.
Ms. Branson's Statement
"I take great pride that art is created from my love affair with wood. The wild forces of nature produce my material.
I have learned not to judge a piece of wood by its exterior appearance, for beneath the surface I can take it anywhere I want just by using my imagination. What I try to achieve with my sculptures is to touch the innermost of human emotions. I am most respectful and caring towards our environment."