About the artist - Lynne Buss

My education and early work background are in manufacturing and mechanical engineering. After several years, I found myself seeking more creative work. Marquetry has been the perfect medium for me. It allows me to work in a tangible way, with a broad variety of woods to depict the soothing natural world of mountain scenery. Since 1985, I have shown my work at art shows, exhibitions and galleries. By continually seeking improvements in design, technique and materials, marquetry provides me with a rich source of problem solving opportunities that drive the creative process forward.

Capturing the beauty of mountains, lakes and valleys in natural wood varieties is my specialty. The variety of colors, textures and figuring available in the wood world is more extensive than most of us realize. I select from among the natural colors of individual wood species to bring out the best contrasts between all features of the design. My hope is that my sceneries will be a reminder of the spectacular beauty of our natural world.


Art Mart, 1326 Pearl St., Boulder, CO - Since 2010

Bella Art and Frame, 183 Washington St., Monument, CO - Since 2013

Cherokee's of Manitou, 351 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO - Since 2022

Spirits in the Wind Gallery, 1211 Washington Ave., Golden, CO - Since 2023

Wild Spirits, 148 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO - Since 2018

Awards, Exhibitions and Shows:
2021 Gilpin County Arts Assoc. - 1st Place in Mixed Media for “Teton Range Panorama”
2020 National Arts Program, Castle Rock, CO - 3rd Place in Professional Catagory
2018 National Arts Program, Castle Rock, CO
2017 National Marquetry Show, Longmont, CO
2016 Romancing the Arts - 3rd Place Award - Greater Castle Rock Arts Guild
2015 The Denver Art Museum - Currently collaborating with the Textile Art Gallery and the
Thread Studio on a piece of marquetry inspired by textiles.
2014 Niche Award Finalist in Home Furnishings: Decorative Accessories.
Niche Award Finalist in Wood: Painted/Colored.
2014, 2012, 2011 and 2010 Colorado Springs Airport Art Exhibition.
2013 American Marquetry Society National Exhibition, Lakewood, CO - Merit Award #5.
Design in Wood Exhibition, San Diego, CA.
2012 Arts Coalition of Erie CO - Studio Wood Show - 1st Place in Marquetry.
Design in Wood Exhibition, San Diego, CA - Honorable Mention - Veneering/Marquetry-Art.
Veneer Tech’’s Craftsman’s Challenge - Honorable Mention - Marquetry.
WYCOLO Chapter, American Marquetry Society’s 1st Exhibition.
2009, 2006, 2004 and 1988 Exhibition of Fine Woodworking, Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs, CO.
2006 Veneer Tech’’s Craftsman’s Challenge - Honorable Mention - Marquetry.
2005 Evergreen Arts Festival, Evergreen, CO - 3rd Place, Woodworking Division.
2004 Design in Wood Exhibition, San Diego, CA - 4th Place, Marquetry/Veneer Division.
2001 Eastern Woodland Carvers Show - 1st Place