After working exclusively in oils, a medium in which she still excels, Lyn began experimenting with pastels in 1995 and was quickly drawn to its immediacy and spontaneity. Attending a workshop with famous pastellist Ted Berry further enthused her, so much so, that in March 1998 she gained official recognition as a Master Pastellist from the Australian Pastel Society. In 2014 she received Master Circle status from the International Association of Pastel Societies.

Lyn's philosophy is to be 'always learning' and to achieve masterly qualities within all her work. She takes time out from her busy schedule for further artistic development such as when she traveled to New York to study under world-renowned portrait artist Daniel E. Greene.

Lyn has received many commissions and awards especially for her florals and human interest paintings. Captivating the viewer with the brilliance of her exuberant florals, she has made the breakthrough to the international art scene and was made a member of the prestigious International Guild of Realism in 2008 when one of her large oil paintings was selected for inclusion in their juried exhibition in California. A rare honour indeed.

Lyn's paintings are represented in major regional as well as private collections within Australia and overseas.

Lyn lives with her family in Yeppoon, Queensland.

  • Career highlights include:
  • 2013 - Winner International Artist Magazine Competition No.77 - Flowers and Gardens 2013.
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 - Selection for Pastel Journal 'Top 100' worldwide competition.
  • 2010 - International Guild of Realism - Best of Florals Award.
  • 2009 - Selected international 'Best of Artists Works on Paper' book.
  • 2009 - Spirit of the Outback - First Prize and People's Choice.
  • 2006 - International Artist Competition No.32 - Second Prize 'Flowers and Gardens'.
  • 2006 - Australian Artist Competition No.23 - Firstprize 'Flowers and Gardens'.
  • 2004 - Spirit of the Outback Arts Festival - People's Choice.
  • 2004 - Australian Artist Competition No.15 - First Prize 'Flowers and Gardens'.
  • 2002 - Spirit of the Outback Arts Festival - Winner 'Works on Paper'.

    Numerous feature articles published in the 'International Artist' and 'Australian Artist' magazines, and a feature in the 'American Art Collector' November 2013.

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  • 2 0 1 1 Group Exhibition
  • 2 0 1 0 Joint Exhibition
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    In addition to winning international awards for her florals, Lyn is also a professional portrait artist and Lasting Impressions Gallery acts as her Portrait Commissioning House.

    View Lyn Diefenbach Portrait Page for more information.

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