Lynn Byrne Simon


"Baby, it's cold outside!"



"Wisteria Curtain"


"A Moment Between"




    Art has always been a part of my life.  At age seven, my grandfather, an interior designer, gave me a paint-by-number set and some “Walter Foster Learn to Draw” books and that was the beginning of my love affair with painting.  I have painted, drawn and created throughout my life and have taken art classes at the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, The New School in Manhattan, Santa Monica College in Los Angeles and various workshops around the country. 


    After 15 years of painting and successfully selling still lifes in oils, I needed something new to spark my creativity.   I was then introduced to landscapes in pastels and found a new passion.  The Gold Coast area I live in is filled with inspirational artists who have helped me with my new addiction.   I am extremely grateful to all of them.


    I am often asked to give my personal message about art, and I would like to use this opportunity to encourage you to support your local artists and buy original art.  The cost in money for an original piece can’t compare to the individual statement you make, and the message you send to artists to continue to create.







Recent Exhibitions and Distinctions


November 2015

Fox Fine Jewelry

"Purely Pastels"

Joint show with Pastelist Daggi Wallace


Spring 2017

Santa Paula Society of the Arts

80th Annual Art & Photography Exhibit

Jury of Your Peers Award

Second Place Pastel Award


October 2017

Pastel Society of the West Coast

31st Annual International Open Exhibit

Jack Richeson Silver Award


October 2017

Degas Pastel Society

20th Membership Exhibition

Louisiana State Archives

Savoir Faire/Fabriano/Cretacolor Award


November 2017

Ventura County Pastel Artists

23rd Annual Fall Pastel Show

Artists Choice Award, Third Place Award


April 2015

The Pastel Society of the West Coast

 2015 Membership Show

Honorable Mention





January 2015 

Westlake Village Art Guild

Open Juried Show

First Place - Pastels


December 2014

The Artist's Magazine

31st Annual Art Competition

Finalist - Landscape Category

November 2014

Degas Pastel Society

15th Biennial  National Exhibition

Garden District Gallery

New Orleans, LA


September 2014

Pastel Society of America, PSA

42 Annual Exhibition

The National Arts Club

New York, NY


May 2014

International Association of Pastel

Societies, IAPS 24th Juried Exhibition

Vose Galleries

Boston, MA



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