Graduate Profile: Lynsey Fletcher

We spoke with graduating Fine Art student Lynsey Fletcher of Hardwick about her time at MWCC and her future plans.

“I’m sad I’m leaving,” Lynsey jokes. “I tell my friends that I wish we could stay at the Mount forever!”

“I decided to attend the Mount pretty early on in my senior year, but with Covid and everything, this really sealed the deal,” Lynsey tells us. “Also, just not feeling quite ready with what I wanted to do and not feeling comfortable with committing to a four-year school.”

“I first was a liberal arts major, but at the end of my senior summer before heading to the Mount I changed to fine arts,” Lynsey continued. “It was relatively close to my first day, spur of the moment, but I really just wanted to chase something that I knew for sure that I liked which was art.”

“My favorite experience at the Mount has really been the art program. I feel as though I’ve really made the right choice for myself. I’m really glad I stuck with something I love and something that makes me happy,” Lynsey said. “The art program has made me grow so much in so many ways in terms of my confidence as an artist. The Mount really has a great art program, and the Professors specifically have helped me incredibly.”

Lynsey has been accepted to the UMass Amherst art program, Hampshire College, and the prestigious Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) in Portland, Maine, Located in the Portland Arts District, MECA&D offers Bachelor’s and Masters’s in Fine Arts as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching. She plans to study painting and ceramics for her bachelor’s and considering going on to teach art. This summer, Lynsey will be volunteering with Mount’s annual Summer Art Program for Youth and Teens.

Here’s a look at some of Lynsey’s work.

Lynsey Fletcher in MWCC art studio oil painting
Lynsey Fletcher in MWCC art studio oil painting
Landscape #3, Oil on Canvas, 24×36 inches
Oregon Coast, Ink Charcoal _ Pastel, 18×24
Rialto Beach, Ink Charcoal _ Pastel, 18×24
Mt Hood, Ink Charcoal _ Pastel, 18×24
Drawing of a Back, charcoal, 2020