Lynn Manos is a Tampa-based visual artist working with a variety of media including painting, printmaking, drawing and video. Her artwork consistently focuses on her personal fascination with water, color and light. Working within her multiple Fifty-one Dinghies series, she uses the humble dinghy as the visual element to activate the water. Rather than strict realism, Manos is interested in the reflected abstraction of the dinghy motif. The process of observing and painting constantly moving light and reflections is an attempt to make permanent the impermanent. The challenge is to be honest.
Manos has been an artist in residence at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015. In 2006, Manos was a recipient of a Lighton International Artist Exchange Travel Grant to Skopelos, Greece, where she worked at the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts. She returned for another residency in 2008. She is a 2009 Hillsborough County Arts Council Individual Artist Grant recipient and a 2014 Creative Capital Foundation Professional Development Workshop Grant for the State of Florida. She was a member of the Hillsborough Arts Council, Tampa, Florida, from 2012-2016. She is currently a board member of the Public Art Commission for the City of Tampa.