Lynda was born in Knoxville , Tennessee and received an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee wth a triple major in fine art, art education, and human services, also earning a Master of Theology from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts.
The human figure became prominent in her work in the mid-1990's, at which time she spent a decade in independent study and mentoring with internationally renowned painters Hugh O'Donnell and Robert Sherer, while also working with Jean Houston, mythologist, acclaimed author, and global speaker.
Urged by a collector's commission request to paint a great white horse that had come to her in a dream, Evans commenced to work on a subject she had long loved since childhood. "I thought I was a horse before I knew what it meant to be human. When I would paint as a child, I only wanted to paint horses. It is no surprise that in the last 10+ years, equine subjects have dominated my work. I want the viewer to be able to her the silent language of the horse, to touch their soulful sensibility, to receive their wisdom, to even learn to speak "horse". The look of the eye, the twitch of an ear, the tightening oor relaxing muscle, the arching or lowering of the neck, the flaring nostrils, the tense powerful chest, or the velvet soft muzzle...all communicate. My ongoing relationship with horses has proven to be a coming home to what is most precious and enlivening within myself."
Lynda Evans, currently residing in the beautiful horse country of Tryon, North Carolina, is exhibited and collected regionally and nationally for her chiaroscuro paintings and drawings of mysterious, iconographic horses. Her work is grounded in mythological stories of world cultures around the globe.