Alynne's creative pursuits have always focused on trying to create and share beauty - whether that be as an artist and jewelry designer, author, or photographer.
As an artist, she has worked with various techniques and media over the years, including oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink, polymer clay, and mixed media. Alynne started to showcase her work under the banner of Alynne Originals, and has sold her artwork through commissions, shows/exhibitions, and online. She was represented by the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York City, is a member of the International Polymer Clay Association (IPCA), League of Reston Artists, and the Loudoun Arts Council. Her polymer clay work is featured in the book, The Polymer Clay Artist's Guide by Marie Segal (Firefly Books, 2013).
Her travels have taken her to four continents and more than 25 countries, fueling her love of photography to bring home all the beauty and wonder of distant places. A nature lover, Alynne's photos often focus on landscapes and animals. Her photographic collection contains more than 15,000 cataloged images.
As an author, Alynne has been published more than a dozen times as part of her professional career, and has published two fiction works under the pen name Caitlyn Quirk. Dahlia's Music and For Love and Honor are available on Amazon.com. Her third novel, a science fiction crime tale, is due out in 2019.
To fund her various creative pursuits, Alynne is a consultant who lives in Northern Virginia with her Border Terrier and two Maine Coons. She is also an equestrian and spends weekends with her 17.3 hh Trakehner.