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Lyn Diefenbach


Born in 1960

Joined Artisor: February 2024

Artist Stats

Total pieces for sale: 1


Australian artist Lyn Diefenbach has painted professionally in oils and pastel for more than 30 years. She has had many sold out solo shows throughout her career. Her works have been featured in a host of international and national exhibitions including the International Guild of Realism Museum Masterworks Touring Exhibition, as well as group exhibitions in China, the US, the UK, France and Australia. 


Her paintings cover a myriad of subject matter, including portraits, seascapes, still life and florals, all of which consistently receive accolades and awards across the globe. A fascination for the world  within worlds of reflections has been an ongoing theme, allowing her to express her own story emotionally, physically and spiritually. The pursuit of masterly quality and technique is a high priority for Lyn. Her work is imbued with a lifetime of practise and is a celebration of her faith and of life.


Lyn’s ability to communicate her ideas has entrenched her as a respected and sought-after tutor, with teaching engagements worldwide. She was able to adapt her teaching to utilise Zoom, successfully bringing the world into her studio. 


Lyn was accepted into the International Guild of Realism in 2008, and holds Master Pastellist status with the Pastel Society of Australia. In 2019 Lyn was awarded Eminent Pastellist status – the highest award within the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). She had already achieved Master Circle status with that group in 2014. Lyn was accepted into the Pastel Society of America as a Signature Member in 2016. 

She has been featured numerous times in the International Artist, Pastel Journal, Pastel World, Australian Artist and Pratique des Artes (France) magazines as well as in the television series Colour In Your Life.

Her reputation on the international stage saw her invited to demonstrate at the 100 Years of Pastelling in China celebrations – one of only 6 international guest artists to be so honoured. An ever increasing number of invitations to judge, demonstrate and be a guest speaker is testament to her skills and reputation.

Bio Author: I.G.O.R. Show in Scottsdale

  • Artworks
  • Curriculum Vitae
2023 Brisbane Portrait Prize “I Am Not Afraid” selected as finalist
2023 International Guild of Realism Fall Salon Online Exhibition “The Light Revealed”
2022 IAPS Juried Webshow – 9th Master Circle Division “Radiant Profusion”
3rd Zhuhai China International Pastel Invitational Exhibition “The Light Revealed”
The Gallery Holt (UK) Pastel Exhibition – Colour and Shape 2022 “Reflecting in Paris”
“Set Apart”
2022 Pastel Society of Australia Annual Awards “The Light Revealed” Winner of Still Life Section
2022 IAPS Juried Pastel World Exhibition – 8th Master Circle Division “Reflecting History”
2022 Pastel 100 (Pastel Journal Magazine) Competition Judge, Florals and Still Life Section
IAPS 2021 Webshow 7th Master Circle Division “The Pearl Within”
37th IAPS Juried Webshow 2020 “Juxtaposed”
36th IAPS Juried Exhibition 2020 “Rapt in Red”
Centenary of Pastel in China, October 2019   One of only 6 International Pastellists invited to present and demonstrate at this event

“Radiant Profusion” selected for the exhibition

35th IAPS Juried Webshow 2019 “Bubbling Over”
IAPS 5th Masters Circle Pastel World Exhibition 2019 “Timeless Beauty”
2018 Pastel 100 (Pastel Journal Magazine) “Joy in the Desert” – 2nd Place, Still Life + Floral
“Bubbling Over” – Honorable Mention, Portrait + Figures
33rd IAPS Juried Exhibition – 2018 Webshow “Reflecting in Paris” Selected
Pastellist of the Year – Australian Pastel Society Annual Awards 2018 “Reflecting in Paris”
Winner, Scapes Section – Australian Pastel Society Annual Awards 2018 “Reflecting in Paris”
2nd Place Still Life and Florals Section – Australian Pastel Society Annual Awards 2018 “Joy in the Desert”
Selected for 3rd China (Suzhou) Biennial International Pastel Exhibition 2018 “Joyful Abundance” Selected
31st Juried IAPS Exhibition 2017 “Season of Hope” and “Spring’s Promise” Selected
4th IAPS Master Circle Exhibition 2017 “In the Light of History” Selected
29th Juried IAPS Exhibition – Web Exhibition 2016 “Upon Reflection” – Founder’s Award
Selected for 2nd China (Suzhou) Biennial International Pastel Exhibition “Cascading Glory” – selected work
Pastellist of the Year, 2016 Pastel Society of Australia “Emma-San” won Pastellist of the Year and Portraiture section
“Iridescence” Commended in Still Life & Floral
2016 28th Juried IAPS Exhibition, Salmagundi Gallery, New York “Life’s Little Complexities” – Selected
2015/16 International Guild of Realism Museum Masterworks Touring Exhibition “Reflections on a Journey 4 – Behind the Mask” – accepted work
3rd Master Circle Exhibition IAPS “Iridescence” Selected
2014 IAPS 24th Juried Exhibition “A Heart Revealed” accepted finalist
2013 Pastel 100 (Pastel Journal Magazine) “Gum Blossoms” 3rd Place, Florals

No previous artwork sold