An Indian artist living in the North Valley of Albuquerque, Rhett Lynch is an artist who creates mixed-media paintings that have meaning to his native culture. Some of his works he describes as "meditative mantras" in a series called Prayers for Healing. Each has a base of gold foil, which is covered with acrylic layers and strips of fabric with sacred substances including tobacco and sage.
Lynch was raised in Lubbock, Texas and before settling in New Mexico lived in New York City, Arizona and California as well as Texas.
Editor, "New Mexico, Best of the West", Southwest Art, July 2006