is a Stitched Painting?
reviews of the work:
and explosive concept in painting is revealed by the artist
in this show. Stitchery used independently and in combination
with oils and mixed media lifts the use of yarn out of the
world of simple crafts into the world of artistic expression.
The artist literally paints with stitches . . . These works
are especially intriguing; a new concept in creative originality
that is truly exciting to see.
Biechler Gallery, Lancaster, PA
Laynor uses a sense of vigorous motion and mystical stylization
in his work. He deserves congratulations for demonstrated
Albany Institute of History and Art
His work explodes in excitement, It is not generally subtle
but has great emotional force: I like his work. Color runs
fast and deep.., birds are a favorite subject and red his
favorite color . . . a truly adept artist with a sense of
humor, indispensable for a serious painter.
Knickerbocker News, Albany, N. Y.
The combination of yarn and paint is stunning. Laynor has
achieved a perfect marriage of a needle and paint brush. The
two complement each other in an almost unbelievable way. Laynor
is a thorough and patient craftsman.
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal