Lynn Jaye has been a painter since age five. She grew up in London, England and studied art at the Byam Shaw School of Painting & Drawing, the Central School of Art & Design and the Camden Arts Center. After working in the city for a few years, she traveled around the world for seven years. Arriving in California in 1981, she quickly settled down in Santa Cruz, weary from her travels. New studies in art and design led her to work in the graphic and interior design industry for many years before blossoming into a full-time artist in 1990. She painted landscapes in watercolor for the first seven years, then in acrylic on canvas, and has recently returned to her first love, oil on canvas, having found non-toxic mediums and solvents.

Jaye has painted landscapes for most of her career, influenced by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. She also created a body of non-objective work influenced by Abstract Expressionists and figurative nudes influenced by contemporary pin-up artists. Her latest work is based on a contemplative fascination with flowers, and she went to New Mexico to study the works of Georgia O'Keefe. Jaye is now producing a collection of paintings based on white roses. This work is very personal and this is how she describes it:

"Looking at a flower, deep into its center, is like looking at creation itself. It is a meditation of nature, bringing me closer to the meaning of life. I travelled for such a long time, to many places and through many cultures, and now in the simplicity of a white rose, I have found peace and harmony, a place that is still and quiet that radiates energy and love. I hope that this feeling is transmitted to those who gaze at my work.”

The white rose has symbolized many things during the course of history, including purity and innocence, freedom and equality, and everlasting love. The White Rose was an anti-Nazi group of students during World War II and the flower was recently worn by celebrities at the Grammys and the Golden Globes in support of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements. These worthy causes are central to Lynn Jaye's philosophy of life.