Wynne Parkin was born in Montreal in 1965. Moving to Ontario in 1980, she studied graphic design at Conestoga College. In 1990, she took up residency in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she continued her studies at Instituto Allende. Recently, she completed advanced individual studies at the Sir Sanford Fleming College in Haliburton, Ontario. Wynne returned to her native Quebec in 2000, where she lives in the beautiful Lac- Megantic region of the Eastern Townships.
Wynne's work is strongly influenced by her life's experiences and the majestic beauty of the Eastern Townships. She exhibits regularly at art festivals and galleries across Quebec and Ontario.
After many years of painting high realism I became bored with the idea of recreating a photo like image. I began to search for a more simplified and stylized way of expression and breaking free from her figurative past. Wynne is setting new standards and challenging herself by simplifying and serving the landscape that surrounds her. She is currently working on a series of landscapes. The paintings are of a contemporary nature and lush with bright saturated color. They represent a 21st Century palette, embodying various intensities, transparencies and geometric order.
Her paintings are in many private and prestigious collections, most recently including the Government of Canada’s New Democratic Party and Ontario’s Federation of Labour.