About the Artist
Based in
Stephenson, VA

“It is important for me to create a painting which is interesting both up close and further away in order to engage the imagination. Inspiration is something which is honest to me and something which I believe makes a universal connection.”

Recognized for loose impressionistic paintings rich with color and paint, Lynn Mehta is an award-winning artist living in Virginia. An artist since childhood, Mehta earned her B.A. in Art from San Diego State University, and has studied with internationally acclaimed artists in the US and abroad. 

Mehta holds Signature Membership Status in the American Impressionist Society, the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, and the American Society of Marine Artists. She is a Juried Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club, the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, and Oil Painters of America. 

Artwork by Mehta can be found in public and private collections, books, and magazines internationally. She is represented by galleries in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Florida.



Exhibitions and Events

Selected Exhibitions and Awards 


2022 Plein Air Brandywine, PA, 1st Place

Salmagundi Club, Fall Auctions, Sylvia Maria Glessman Floral Prize

Bath County Plein Air, Judge’s Choice Award

28th Maritime Exhibition, Coos Art Museum, Oregon

16th Annual Less is More Exhibition, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, CA

Pacific Northwest Plein Air, Columbia River, 3 Awards including Museum Purchase 

17th Annual Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout, Alamada, CA, Island Award

Estes Valley Plein Air, CO, 3rd Place Award

Salmagundi Club Impressionism Today Show, New York City

Salmagundi Club, Spring Auctions, Certificate of Merit Award

Oil Painters of America 31st Annual Juried Exhibition, Steamboat Springs, CO

Coastal Virginia Plein Air, Norfolk, VA,  Judge of event

Coastal Virginia Plein Air, Quick Draw Norfolk Zoo, 2nd Place Award

Plein Air New Bern, NC


2021 American Impressionist Juried Online Exhibition

Oil Painters of America 2021 Juried Salon Show, Gainesville, GA

Oil Painters of America 30th Annual Juried Exhibition, Escondido, CA

American Impressionist Society Small Works Show, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC

Salmagundi Annual Members Juried Show, New York City

Coastal Virginia Plein Air

Plein Air New Bern, NC

Mountain Maryland Plein Air

Gloucester Plein Air, Virginia, Juried Artist Quick Draw, Judge’s Choice Award

St George Island Paint Out, Florida, Juried Artist Quick Draw, 1st Place Award


2020    American Impressionist Society, Small Works Show, Fredericksburg, Texas

Paint Annapolis, Gallery Association Best Artist Award

Salmagundi Annual Members Juried Show


2019 American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City

American Society of Marine Artist, Channel Islands Maritime Museum, California

26th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition, Coos Art Museum, Oregon

Los Gatos Plein Air, California

East Beach Plein Air, Norfolk, Virginia 3rd Place

Salmagundi Thumb Box Exhibition, Certificate of Merit


2018 Tallinn en Plein Air Exhibition, Estonia

The Art League, Alexandria, Virginia Honorable Mention

Parrsboro Plein Air Canada, Honorable Mention

Paint Annapolis, Juried Artist Quick Draw: 1st Place & People’s Choice Award

Paint Snow Hill, 1st Place Artist Show Award

Rice Gallery of Fine Art 3rd Juried Plein Air Show, Honorable Mention


2017 American Society of Marine Artists, Invitational Show, Lyme, Connecticut

Hudson Valley Plein Air, Best Nature Award  & Honorable Mention 

Washington Society of Landscape Painters, 3rd Place 

Art in the Open, Ireland, Quick Draw Award

Mountain Maryland, Best Use of Light

Gloucester Arts Juried Artists Quick Draw, 2nd Place

American Impressionist Society Small Works Juried Exhibition, Costa Mesa, California


2016 BSSS Queen City Plein Air Best of Show & 1st Place Juried Artist Quick Draw

Women Painters of the Southeast 4th Place

Capitol Hill Art League Juried Exhibition, Hill Center, Juror’s Choice Award


2015 American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition, Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona

American Artists Professional League Materials Award

Paint Annapolis, Best Water Painting &  2nd Place Juried Artist Quick Draw Award 

Salmagundi Spring Auction, Thomas Moran SCNY Award


2014 Paint Annapolis  2nd Place

Piedmont Plein Aire 3rd Place

Mattawoman Creek Art Center Juried, Best of Show

Paint Snow Hill Artists’ Choice Award


2013 March All-Media, Capitol Hill Art League1st Place 

April All-Media, Capitol Hill Art League, 1st Place

Hammonton, NJ Plein Air Competition 1st Place

Easels in Frederick, Best Rural Landscape/Town Award

Solo Show, National Institute of Health

Small Wonders National Juried, Maryland Federation of Art, Juror’s Choice Award


2012 Plein Air Brandywine, Pennsylvania Artist's Choice Award

San Luis Obispo Plein Air

Art in the Open, Ireland