Lyn Diefenbach

Artwork on display at Gallery Beneath

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:

Pastellist of the Year – Australian Pastel Society Annual Awards 2018

 

“Reflecting in Paris”

 

Winner, Scapes Section – Australian Pastel Society Annual Awards 2018

“Reflecting in Paris”

Australian Pastel Society Annual Awards 2018“

2nd Place Still Life and Florals Section –

Selected for 3rd China (Suzhou) Biennial International Pastel Exhibition 2018

“Joyful Abundance” Selected

31st Juried IAPS Exhibition 2017

“Season of Hope” and “Spring’s Promise” Selected

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

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

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”