Lindsay Haynes is a 22-year-old artist based in Toledo, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Art in Visual Arts with a Minor in Art History from the University of Toledo. Lindsay works digitally, and also creates large sculptural pieces using a variety of mixed media including pom-poms, tinsel, and polyurethane foam. Lindsay draws most of her inspiration from her childhood, and what it means to be a kid. Her recent work has been an exploration into the relationship between color/texture and nostalgic, child-like memories and feelings. Her work has been featured in several juried exhibitions in Toledo and surrounding areas. 

I have always been fascinated with all things whimsical and magical. I try to incorporate a sense of youthfulness and fun in every piece I create. I enjoy working with bright colors and fun textures to take the viewer through a nostalgic journey, back to a ‘childlike’ state of mind. Exploring the relationship between youthfulness and color/texture has been the main driving force for my art in recent years. With my works, I hope to create a breath of fresh air for the viewer, to take them back to when they were younger. As we mature, we often lose our sense of curiosity and imagination; I strive to bring those feelings back with my art. I create art that I hope will inspire others to be messy, be playful, and have fun. Above all, I hope to create works that bring a smile to the face of everyone who sees it.