Lynn Buettner

Lynn B.

Carlsbad, CA
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Lesson Details

Oil Painting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
From basic beginner skills such as color mixing and showing basic brush strokes, to advanced technical skills using color for dynamic design. I have taught thousands of people from 5 year old complete beginners to advanced. I teach in a way that no one teaches. I actually show every brushstroke. You will start a painting and by the end will not only have a finished gorgeous painting that you will honestly be amazed that you did it, you will have many new skills to take to the next painting and be able to apply those skills forever.
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Lynn teaches



Lynn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
February 1980

Lynn B. attended four of the very best art colleges in the country With over 40 years experience in both painting and teaching art, she is well equipped to teach both any style and medium and to absolute beginners through advanced students.

Ms. Buettner has studied at several of the most prestigious art schools in the Northeast including: Rhode Island School of Design, The New York Art Students' League, the Paier College of Art in Connecticut, and the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Her work has been shown in galleries throughout the United States and Canada, and is in collections worldwide. Summering on the East Coast on Martha's Vineyard Island, Ms. Buettner's work quickly became known and collected by local residents and returning island guests. Most originals were sold while still on her easel.

To keep up with demand, she created a complete product line including collector's limited edition prints, her signature greeting card with collectible art magnet, art magnets, post cards, photo magnet frames, calendars, notebooks, folders and photo albums.

The publishing company that licensed her designs flew her to China to do an art signing at the Canton World Trade Show.

Enthusiastically sharing her knowledge, she has taught all levels of art to both beginners and adults for the past thirty years. She created and taught a very successful after school art program for kids for over ten years as well. After devoting the last twenty years to painting scenes ranging from realistic to impressionistic, Ms. Buettner is venturing out with her accomplished techniques and abilities, into the exciting and unusual world of intuitive expression. Letting go of conscious thoughts, an exciting, creative and sensual world emerges to be shared with the viewer. This work has been coined Neo Biomorphic.

Her work has been used on many different commercial projects including the Nash Bridges TV Show and the TV movie Diary of a Mad Housewife.

Starting a very successful after school art program for grades 1-6, she has extensive experience in all age groups bringing the student from beginning drawing to the most advanced painting techniques that took over 40 years to acquire.

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Art Teacher
Jan 1980 - Present
Private Studio

I developed a very popular and successful after school art program for kids in grades 1-6. After teaching it for many years I then hired artists to teach and take it over and ran it for over ten years. I have taught all ages from age 5 till 85 from beginners to advanced for over 35 years with great success. Many students went on to win awards for their work with my guidance.

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Judging Art Shows
Jan 1973 - Present

I have judged many art shows including the art show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.


B of A, Graphic design
Jan 1981 - Jun 1984
Massachusetts College of Art
College Art/painting
Jan 1979 - Jan 1984
Rhode Island School Of Design
Art & Graphic Design
Jan 1980 - Dec 1980
Paier College of Art and Design


English only
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Painting, illustration
Jun 1980
Rhode Island School Of Design

I started out my academic art learning at the best school in the country, RISDI. I was introduced to all forms of drawing and painting. From there I moved on to three other very excellent art colleges.


1st Place
May 1981
Martha's Vineyard All Island Art SHow

Photos & Videos

Welcome to my art studio. I am now located in Carlsbad, CA.
Example of my greeting card line.

Part of a 12' wide mural
La Jolla, CA Commission
Lynn A. Buettner

Part of my magnet, greeting card, photo magnet frame, prints etc. line. This picture is at the Oceanside Museum of art gift store.

Photo by Lynn B.

Hanging Baskets

2015 Plumeria Commission 40 x 60" Acrylic on Canvas

10 x 14" watercolor lesson in one 2 hour session. Beginning person, never painted before.

Monet's Trellis by Lynn A. Buettner
18 x 24" Acrylic on Canvas
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8 Reviews

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Tim Feb 2, 2018
Drawing · Online

Lynn is very knowledgable about many aspects of art. She has an incredible ability to relate the student (Me) and how I want to learn. Lynn is very personable and offers great advice and insight to the drawings that I want to learn to create. I highly recommend her to other students interested in improving their artistic capabilities.

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melanie Jan 22, 2018
Watercolor Painting · In home

My lesson was so much fun. Lynn is a very talented artist also a great teacher. I enjoyed this lesson very much.

Cathie Dec 27, 2017
Acrylic Painting · In home

Lynn is an incredible artist and wonderful teacher. Her communication skills while teaching you so many aspects of paintings are excellent. I highly recommend her if you want the best experience to learn from a pro!! She has changed my life with my new found skills.

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Leslie Aug 7, 2017
Acrylic Painting · In studio

I didn't have any real painting experience and Lynn gave me some great tips and techniques to get me going.

Cynthia Birney May 12, 2017
Watercolor Painting · Online

I had a really fun session with Lynn and learned a lot for a single lesson -- I am inspired!

elizabeth Mar 3, 2017
Drawing · Online

Lynn is an excellent teacher. She knows excellent how to take you through the process so you understand exactly where you are going and when you go home it is easier to recall. Rare in a teacher. Thanks Lynn!

Heather Feb 6, 2017
Drawing · In studio

Fabulous experience! She is very patient and knowledgable, and imparts a feeling that I really CAN do this. I'm thrilled!

Danielle D. Nov 8, 2016
Drawing · In studio

Extremely talented and patient!

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