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The pursuit of masterly quality and technique is a high priority for Lyn Diefenbach whose work is imbued with a celebration of her faith and of life.  Her paintings in pastel and oil cover a myriad of subject matter with her bold florals consistently receiving accolades nationally and internationally. Her ability to communicate her ideas has entrenched her as a respected and sought-after tutor, with teaching engagements internationally and across Australia.

Lyn was accepted into the International Guild of Realism in 2008, and holds Master Pastellist status with the Pastel Society of Australia. She was awarded Masters Circle status in the International Association of Pastel Societies in 2014. Lyn was accepted into the Pastel Society of America as a Signature Member in 2016. She has been featured numerous times in the International Artist, Pastel Journal and Australian Artist magazines.

Recent Exhibitions

2014 Solo Exhibition, Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth
2012 Solo Exhibition, Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth
2010 Solo Exhibition, Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth
2008 Solo Exhibition, Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth
2006 Joint Exhibition with Greg Postle, Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth
2005 Solo Exhibition, Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth
2003 Solo Exhibition, Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth

Awards:

4th IAPS Master Circle Exhibition 2017 “In the Light of History” Selected
29th Juried IAPS Exhibition – Web Exhibition 2016 “Upon Reflection” – Founder’s Award
Selected for 2nd China (Suzhou) Biennial International Pastel Exhibition “Cascading Glory” – selected work
Pastellist of the Year, 2016 Pastel Society of Australia “Emma-San” won Pastellist of the Year and Portraiture section
“Iridescence” Commended in Still Life & Floral
2016 28th Juried IAPS Exhibition, Salmagundi Gallery, New York “Life’s Little Complexities” – Selected
2015/16 International Guild of Realism Museum Masterworks Touring Exhibition “Reflections on a Journey 4 – Behind the Mask” – accepted work
3rd Master Circle Exhibition IAPS “Iridescence” Selected
2014 IAPS 24th Juried Exhibition “A Heart Revealed” accepted finalist
2013 Pastel 100 (Pastel Journal Magazine) “Gum Blossoms” 3rd Place, Florals
2013 23rd IAPS Juried Exhibition – Web Exhibition “Transition” accepted finalist
2013 International Artist Competition #77 – Flowers and Gardens First Prize “Pure Joy”
2012 Pastel 100 (Pastel Journal Magazine) Honourable Mention with “Bellissimo”
2011 Pastel 100 (Pastel Journal Magazine) Honourable Mention with “Resonance”
2010 International Association of Pastel Societies Web Exhibition “Peaches and Cream” accepted  finalist
2010 Juried Exhibition International Guild of Realism  Best Floral – “Extravaganza” Exhibition in J. Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, California
2010 Art of the Blossom Virtual Exhibition Gallery “Heart and Soul” Selected Entry
2009 International Association of Pastel Societies Web Exhibition 4th place with “Joyous Profusion”
2009 Spirit of the Outback Waltzing Matilda Art Show and Competition First Prize Open Painting and People’s Choice “Time Stands Still”
2006 International Artist Competition #32 – Flowers and Gardens Second Prize “Transcending Grace”
2006 Australian Artist Competition #23 -Flowers and Gardens First Prize “Anointed”
2005 Australian Artist Competition #19 -Your Favourite Subject Third Prize “True Blue”
2004 Spirit of the Outback Arts Festival People’s Choice “True Blue”
2004 Australian Artist Competition #15 -Flowers and Gardens First Prize “Acclamation”
2003 Spirit of the Outback Arts Festival People’s Choice
2003 Capricorn Coast Arts Festival First Prize, Drawing Section
People’s Choice
2002 Spirit of the Outback Arts Festival First Prize, Works on Paper
2001 Capricorn Coast Arts Festival First Prize, Central Queensland Theme
2000 City of Rockhampton Art Competition First Prize, Open Section “Lost Between the Moon and New York City”
2000 Capricorn Coast Arts Festival People’s Choice (Open Painting Entry)

Judge’s Commendation, Portraiture

2000 Winton Spirit of the Outback Festival People’s Choice “The Spirit Lives On”