March Cover Artist: Lynn Shield

Wednesday Mar. 1st, 2023

A self-taught artist based in Billings, Montana, Lynn began drawing and painting as a young girl. Throughout her career, she used her creative and business skills as a marketing professional in the aerospace industry, and later in her own small marketing and web design firm.

Living in Montana and retiring from her business has given Lynn time to focus on painting. Her use of traditional watercolors as well as Brusho® watercolour crystals create the rich, vibrant hues in her work. “I love color! Using these special crystals, and alcohol inks, opened a whole new world for me. Both mediums have stunning, vibrant colors, which have helped mold my signature style of painting Montana wildlife and abstract florals. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t paint something. I guess you could say I have become addicted!” Most recently, Lynn has completed some stunning black and white, larger scale oils. When she isn’t painting, Lynn enjoys traveling with her life partner, Jeff.

Shield’s work is currently exhibited at Sandstone Gallery in Downtown Billings, and at the Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery in Red Lodge. Visit, or find her on Facebook and Instagram @lynnshieldfineart.