Diefenbach was born in Yeppoon and grew up with a family heritage of
painting, pottery and wood-turning and had a paintbrush in her hand from
a very early age. After working exclusively in oils, Lyn began
experimenting with pastel in July 1995 and was quickly drawn to its
immediacy and spontaneity. A workshop at 'Willowbank' in Victoria with
pastellist Ted Berry further enthused her, so much so, that in March
1998 she received her official recognition as a Master Pastellist from
the Australian Pastel Society.
Lyn's philosophy is to be "always learning" and to achieve masterly
qualities within her work. She takes time out from her busy schedule for
personal development In 1999 she travelled to New York to study under
world-renowned portrait artist Daniel E. Greene. Her works cover a
myriad of themes - portraiture, florals, landscapes, sea-scapes and
still life. Each is imbued with her fascination for the interplay of
light with her subject.
Lyn has become a sought after teacher in her own right, conducting
regular workshops in pastel, oils and watercolour throughout Queensland.
She has received many commissions and Awards particularly for
portraiture and human interest paintings. Her exuberant florals are also
highly sought after, captivating the viewer by colour, tone and texture.
Her paintings are represented in major regional collections as well as
private collections within Australia and overseas.