Lynne Uptin

botanical artist

about Lynne Uptin


The last few years have been a creative whirlwind. This year, Lynne was appointed as a Fellow of the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) in the UK, won the Margaret Granger Award in the SBA exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London and has been accepted to exhibit in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Gold Medal awards exhibition for the next 5 years.

Lynne was delighted to be offered an exhibition at Hobart’s prestigious Bett Gallery where all of her works were sold in her April 2022 showing. She is working towards a much larger exhibition at Bett Gallery in 2023.

Trained at the National Art School Sydney, Lynne practiced as a leading illustrator in Sydney for 13 years before owning and opening two art galleries, a ceramic and a glass art studio there.

In Tasmania, Lynne was Director of Arts Tasmania, the State’s arts funding body, for 20 years and was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2010 for services to arts administration.