Lynn Bean was raised in Battle Creek, Michigan. She graduated from Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids. Her career began in retail fashion illustration. Eventually she moved to the Ochoa Mountains in Oregon in 1979 to a remote ranch. Her experiences at the ranch inspired her to capture the rare moments and beauty of animals. Her giclee prints combine tooled copper, feathers, leather, horsehair, and beadwork. These mediums produce incredible 3D affects. 

   Lynn's many paintings and drawings have been featured in national exhibits, galleries, gift shops, and periodicals. She has her own art gallery which features a large amount of her artwork. It is located in Sumpter, Oregon.