Susann Cate Lynn

Susann E. Cate Lynn was born and raised in Carmel-By-The-Sea, where the culture of artistic expression and extraordinary natural beauty were an everyday part of her youth, fostering her desire to express and create artistically. She pursued art training throughout her youth, studying with local artists, most of whom are/were Camel Art Association members. She received a good foundation in color, design, composition, and life drawing.

In 2015, Cate Lynn backpacked the Camino de Santiago in Spain. The experience affected her deeply. Returning from that trip, she began painting with a previously unknown fervor, processing her experience as an analogy for how she wanted to live her life. Her time walking, often alone, was such a demonstration for her that Life is really a solo experience. It helped her see, and appreciate, her way of walking through Life, or a painting experience, as valid, and unique, and something to own and honor. She says that, “experiences are the gifts through which we may know ourselves more fully, and get closer to living in Joy. Creating art does that for me.”

Her art is in collections in the US, the UK and France. Her website is:; Facebook page is: Susann E. Cate Lynn; Instagram: susanne.catelynn. Locally, she shows at Venture Gallery, Monterey.

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