Hi! My name is Lynn Hetherington Becker and I am a self-taught artist in Columbus, OH. I am 39 years old. I was always obsessed with art and painting growing up as a child and a teen. I missed out on an opportunity to attend art school and had my daughter at the age of 21, and spent the beginning of my adult life working in call centers.
After having 3 children and experiencing the end of my marriage, I had to decide what to do with my life. I decided to try and reconnect with my art – my first love – and I’m so glad that I did! I started selling my paintings and people bought them! I face painted for churches and friends and decided to make a go of it professionally to supplement my income. A year later I have a high clientele base and I realized a have a huge passion for body art. I absolutely love it! I was discovered on Instagram by a television show called Skin Wars and was contacted by a casting director. Although my life right now doesn’t leave me the room to be able to travel to CA to try out that opportunity it was immensely flattering and I hope to be on the show someday!
I currently love painting backs the best, and I also adore painting on bellies – prenatal belly paintings. I also recently painted a staircase that I love that was picked up by many pages. I also love doing pet portraits. I would love the opportunity to share my art and my story with more people! I’ll be 40 next year and I encourage everyone to always follow their dreams. My life didn’t unfold in the way I anticipated, but it’s so full of amazing people and blessings and I get to share my art with the world! Thank you!