Lynette Haggard (b. Natick, MA) is an artist working and living in Saxonville, Massachusetts.
Ms. Haggard has exhibited widely in galleries and museums throughout the US, including Art Basel Miami, 13FOREST Gallery, The Painting Center (NYC), The Schoolhouse Gallery, Amy Simon Fine Art, Attleboro Museum, The Art Complex Museum, Danforth Museum, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Provincetown Art Museum, The Schoolhouse Gallery, Saco Museum, Site Brooklyn Gallery, Conrad Wilde Gallery (Tucson), The Copley Society, and R&F Handmade Paints Gallery. She is featured on Geoform.net, a global, scholarly resource and curatorial project.
Her work can be found in the collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art, Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, R&F Handmade Paints, and private collections in the US and abroad.
In the studio, I create my own rules, risk, security and order. My current painting consists of abstract, off-kilter compositions, utilizing what I refer to as a soft geometry. This has evolved over the past couple of years from work that was hard-edged and geometric.The recent shift parallels uncertainty and changes in our world during the pandemic.
For me, painting is a process of research (into the act of painting) and experimentation with materials. Once I create a basic composition on a surface, shapes and color begin to take on relationships with each other, as I develop the piece. Texture, viscosity, opacity and transparency enhance or de-emphasize the artistic logic. At the same time, an ongoing challenge of color and form, as they exist in light, living in space, over a spectrum of time, guides me as I produce the work.