Lynne Conrad Marvet, a Seattle-based visual and performing artist, is the director of Development for Seattle Children’s Theatre. “My visual art includes abstract mixed media collages that often incorporate a variety of textural materials.” Learn more about Lynne Conrad Marvet…
Follow at: @lynnemarvet
First job: Recreation assistant at a foster home in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in WA: Making art and photographing while walking around Seattle. I also enjoy yoga, meditation, live theatre and art galleries.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Debuting my first solo art show, Gobsmacked!, this February at CORE Gallery in Seattle. I have wanted to be acknowledged as an artist since I was a child.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Realizing the grass is not always greener on the other side. In other words, learning to accept my uniqueness.
Someone who inspires you and why: Frida Kahlo. Her fierce determination to create art and show up in the world in her own unique way despite extraordinary challenges.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Be unabashedly authentic, take risks and do not compare yourself to others.
Favorite quote: “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” —Brené Brown
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: Moshe Cohen, founder of Clowns Without Borders USA, is my clown guru. My clown persona is MeeMee HeeHee.
What makes someone fabulous: Kindness, generosity, courage, creativity, a unique sense of style and a great sense of humor!