Lynn Merel is a Chicago-based artist whose work spans various media, but basically falls into 3 categories: paintings, mixed media (including handmade papers) and notecards.

"My main interest is in color and design. Architecture fascinates and inspires me, as well as many elements of nature, mostly skies and water. I find the strength and shapes of man-made structures exciting, especially modern buildings against an interesting sky, and designs made by light and shadows. When working on collages, strong, contrasting colors, interesting shapes and a variety of textures are what I strive for in my finished work."