About Lynn Chase
Self-taught artist, sculptor, product designer and conservationist, Lynn Chase developed a love for animals and sketching as a very young child on Long Island, New York. She grew up with Golden Retrievers her mother bred, as well as the small animals she rescued herself.
Over a period of decades she traveled to Africa, South America and across the United States. During this time, Lynn's wildlife paintings were exhibited at a dozen one-man shows and ten group exhibitions across America and Europe.
Wanting to broaden the reach of her artwork, Lynn believed porcelain table settings and accessories would be a wonderful new "canvas" for her detailed and vibrant paintings. In 1988 she formed Lynn Chase Designs (LCD). Jaguar Jungle – one of Lynn's earliest and, perhaps, most iconic designs – remains in the collection and was honored with the International Tabletop Committee's Best Design and Impact Award in 1991. She has created over two dozen porcelain dinnerware collections and a wide assortment of gift ware. She has also designed furniture and decorative accessories that include pillows, bedding, bath products, scarves and neck wear.
About the Company
"In 1988 when I set up Lynn Chase Designs (LCD) I also wanted to create the Lynn Chase Wildlife Foundation (LCWF) to receive a portion of money from the sale of my products. My father, a lawyer, was furious! “You cannot give money away when you haven’t made any yet.” Nevertheless in 1988 we set up a 501(c)(3)public charity and the Foundation was born. In 2014, both the Company and the Foundation celebrate their 26th anniversary! Having travelled extensively to see first hand the state of the environment, I had a vision for the Foundation. It’s mandate was and is to stem habitat loss in areas of dense biodiversity around the world. That means LCWF concentrates on saving an environment whether on land, in the seas or in the air where there are many species in the food chain. Often this means concentrating on a “charismatic” species: spotted dolphins, jaguars, sea turtles, wolves and migratory shore birds to name a few of our over 40 projects. I am very proud to say that since our board of the Foundation is pro-bono, all monies go directly to the field. I have made many friends in the conservation world and I serve on the board of the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, Kenya and was one of the first women in conservation to receive The Rachel Carson Award from the Audubon Society."