Studies from the Australian outback

My inspiration comes from engaging with the natural beauty of the wilderness places I visit, and also the distillation of these experiences in the studio. I attempt to capture the emotions I experience  through sketches and photographs initially, and recreate these feelings in my home work-space.

The history of the people who chose to live in the isolated areas I visit is evident through there sense of dedication to the land. Expressing this experience through finished artworks gives me a sense of completion.

Desert Tracks- 3 original paintings by Lyne Marshall

Desert Tracks- 3 original paintings by Lyne Marshall

The next journey  in 2016 will be to the Kimberleys in Western Australia, travelling via Lake Eyre and The Painted Desert and also visiting the Pilbra. Many accomplished artists have undertaken this journey long before me and I am excited to be walking in their footsteps and look forward to new artworks in the future.

This series of artworks here are studies from my many travels in the Australian outback. They were created for an Open Studio weekend on the 9th and 10th April 2016.  Visit the website to see more artworks for this event .

Salt pan Series- three original paintings by Lyne Marshall

Salt Pan Series- three original paintings by Lyne Marshall







Dancing in the Rain 79 x 54cm acrylic painting by Lyne Marshall

Dancing in the Rain 79 x 54cm acrylic painting by Lyne Marshall

The Birth of a Book

The birth of the NEW YEAR presented me with the birth of  a new book. Two advance copies arrived was named on my website recently…[The Christening will be next.] ‘Harnessing the Power of the CREATIVE SPIRAL’ is now printed [birthed] and arrives around the middle of February. For more information see Art Clique Books

Read the book premise below:

In this third book Lyne Marshall puts her unique spin on the creative process, and the philosophical and spiritual side of art creation. She addresses the cyclic nature of life and art, and the way there is a seemingly invisible organic structure, a spiral, that continues its upward crusade in the course of realising original vision. Marshall is a practicing artist and in this semi–biographical book she fleshes out these ideas in an approach that not only educates the reader to the ways of the artist but increases their understanding of some thought provoking topics. This book deals with the important issues of self awareness, as well as being useful for art instruction.

This is an 80 page full colour book containing many illustrations, paintings, photographs, quotes and poems to support the writing. The Forword is written by Merv Moriarty. See short PDF’s on the ART CLIQUE website You can buy a copy now… $44 postage free to Australia and  New Zealand


Harnessing the Power of the CREATIVE SPIRAL

Lyne Marshall's new book Harnessing the Power of the CREATIVE SPIRAL


'Harnessing the Power of the Creative Spiral' a new book by Lyne Marshall

The FOREWORD of Harnessing the Power of the CREATIVE SPIRAL


Harnessing the Power of the Creative SPIRAL

It’s been quite a journey, a roller coaster ride, and am I surprised? The creative process seems to work that way, a bit of luck maybe, but mostly what I call synchronicity. When you open the door the guests start arriving.

Deciding to write a third book began when I found I was working away in my studio with little satisfaction and quite a few failures. I was struggling with the question of why I had reached this impasse? The twists and turns and repeated patterns, plus the words of other artists, altered me to the idea that this might just be an ongoing natural process, and was not only unavoidable, but should be anticipated with some degree of excitement.

We do have repeated patterns that arise, in differing ways for different people, every time we create. But how do you get excited by the downturns and turn this into a positive experience? What did I need to understand?  This concept formed the premise for my new book Harnessing the Power of the CREATIVE SPIRAL.

This invisible organic spiral structure continues its upward crusade in the course of realising original vision. In covering the stages it reaches, I was able to address some thought provoking topics, including raw talent, self awareness, risk taking,  and the meaning of values. Below is an exert from the Foreword  written by  Merv Moriarty

‘This spiral, that Lyne has so beautifully constructed is, I feel, not only a part of every artist’s battle, it is perhaps applicable to the journey of everyone who dares to challenge the way that is safe but ordinary – who dares to turn their back on that way, even for a small stretch, to try to wring something more out of the journey that is life. .’ Merv Moriarity

I do run somewhat with metaphor. Story-telling is one of my favorite language tools however terms such as artistic vision and creative process can be problematic as they are not only metaphorical but also fleeting and elusive. This book continues my long journey of gaining an understanding into what is considered by many as mysterious yet tenuous. In writing it I have renewed my enthusiasm for not only art, but life in general. I believe the reader will have the same positive experiences.

Due for release sometime in January and at the latest early February,  I am planning to have Harnessing the Power of the CREATIVE SPIRAL stocked in many of the venues who hold my other books  so check with the one near you if you bought my previous books there. It can also be preordered by emailing me. [ books ] Below is a sneak review of the cover. The previous books can be viewed on and the new addition will be featured there soon.


A new book examining the nature of the invisible organic spiral that continues its upward crusade in the course of realising original vision.



Geotour with the Rock Doctor : John Jackson

Amazing Rocks

Seeking out amazing landscapes is one of my inspirational joys. A day out with the Rock Doctor, John Jackson, gave me an insight into our geological history and a look at some of the amazing places that are so close to home. I didnt need to go to Ireland, although that is on my wish list, only to the north coast beaches of  New South Wales,  to see these basalt columns that occurred long ago from ancient lava flows. There is something about being in the midst of forces of nature, that no artist could possibly replicate, that challenges our humanity and leaves such lasting impressions.