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Artist Caryn Lynn Duncan

       "Art is my way of life to embrace well-being, love, and joy! How I describe my style is a color expressionist painter. My process is one of exploring, connecting, and intuitive expression through the making art. I have formal training with a BA in fine art and MED in art education. I create with paper, paint, canvas, and some unconventional materials. I approach my painting as an intuitive process to convey heartfelt emotion and positive intentions. The visual imagery of my work conveys the nature of change and growth. The fundamentals of art that influence my expressionist style are the use of vivid color schemes with patterns that have elements of ornamental and organic design. I approach art with the attitude of yes, go for it, don't give up, try to explore in the moment, and let your heart seek what it loves... the world is full of wonder. Choose to be creative!" Cara, Beloved -Caryn Lynn

As an artist and educator I have over 25 years experience. I have worked in public and private schools, taught creative art workshops at galleries and art retreats through out the seacoast of NH, ME, MA and South West Florida. At my Creative Spirit Art Studio in Dover, New Hampshire I invite my students to engage in life through art. 

Artist Projects

2023 Maine Coast Summer Blues and Southern Maine Hills and Valleys Artist Residency Program

2021/2022 Jupiter, FL Winter Artist Retreat

                  Plein Air Art Adventures, Paint Out, Shadow Work, &

                  Art & Yoga Flow

2020 Fort Myers & Sanibel Island Winter Spring Artist Retreat

2019 Soul Painting, Asheville NC

2018 Wild Vibes Yoga, Art, and Music Festival

 2018 Fort Myers Florida Creative Spirit Winter Yoga & Art Retreat

          Art on the Mat creating sacred space 

2017 The Childrens Museum Of New Hampshire Unconventional Materials Exhibition

2017 Fort Myers, FL Spring Artist Retreat

Art in the Garden

Naples Botanical Garden

New Hampshire Art Association

Prescott Park Arts Festival Juried Exhibition

NH Art Association

Omer T. Lassonde Juried Exhibition

Squam Workshops

Pitch Perfect with Christine Chitnas

2016 Fort Myers Florida Artist Retreat

2015 The Childrens Museum of New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire Upward Bound Expressive Art Instructor

Community Art Project

        for "Art Rocks" Cochecho Arts Festival


Cochecho Arts Festival

"Art Rocks" Community Art Project

2013 Cochecho Arts Festival "Art Rocks"  

Integrative Art Therapy

            in partnership with Lucy's Love Bus

2012 Squam Art Fair

Hello Soul Hello Business

with Kelly Rae Roberts and Beth Nicholls

2011 Squam Art Workshops

        Bloom True with Flora Bowley

2010 Squam Art Workshops

        Layered Lines with Diana Fayt

        Bloom True with Flora Bowley

        Care and Keeping of the Creative Soul with Jen Lee

 2009 The Art Nest in Utah

 2008 Sanctuary Arts with watercolorist Dustan Knight 

I opened Creative Spirit Art Studio in 2007 with the hope to enrich my artistic career by combining my love of teaching while still finding time to create and promote my own artwork. I believe that creativity is more than making a picture. Art begins with an idea or interpretation of a subject and it conveys our individuality and expresses how we see in the world. At Creative Spirit Art Studio learning comes from hands on experience to shape concepts into choice-based projects that incorporate the elements of art and principles of design. Small group classes provide individualized instruction to allow students to develop their ideas and create unique artwork, this allows me to teach to the individual within a group setting. My teaching style seeks to facilitate a balance between student's natural creativity and technical discipline that is necessary for development of artistic expression. I believe we all have creative potential, if you trust in your artistic voice and allow that to be explored and expressed you will find your creative spirit!

  My creative journey began as a child in western Massachusetts, I saw art as an outlet to express my vision of things that brought me joy and peace. It was nurtured by my parents who were both teachers and provided many creative experiences such as going to art fairs at the U MASS Amherst campus, taking art classes, and supplying many wonderful materials to explore and create with. 

     I graduated in the class of 1990 with a BA in Fine Art from Westfield State University. After the birth of my daughter in 1996, I opened a home based studio where I taught private art classes to children. I continued to create my own artwork, often inspired by the beauty in nature that surrounded me in the foothills of the Berkshires. After moving to NH I began teaching in the Oyster River Cooperative School District. I enrolled in the art education graduate program at UNH. I graduated with a MED and I am certified in NH to teach visual arts K-12. Art is a continual process of growth built upon practice.

Choose to be Creative!

Caryn Lynn Duncan

BFA Fine Art

M ED Visual Arts K-12

In downtown Dover off the one way loop, past the NH Children's Museum, The One Washington Center is the mill building on the right hand side, use the main door for the building, the studio is located on the second floor, Suite 2122.


Creative Spirit Art Studio

1 Washington St., Suite 2122

Dover, NH 03820

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