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Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week – Lynne Palmer

Say hello to our Crane’s Mill Neighbor of the Week!

Lynne Palmer and her husband Archie became Crane’s Mill residents in 2013, moving from Glen Ridge to a cottage in the West Caldwell, New Jersey retirement community.

Lynne is a nature enthusiast and accomplished artist who creates using watercolor and oil paints. She began to embrace her artistic side full-time after retiring in 2008 from a 40-year career as a social worker.

Mrs. Palmer, who has studied at the Oakside Cultural Center, the Yard School at the Montclair Art Museum, and The Art Garage, also hones her skills by participating in the weekly Crane’s Mill Artists’ Enclave—a Saturday morning program at Crane’s Mill in which a number of artistically-inclined residents meet to paint and share inspiration. The program recently returned after a hiatus due to pandemic restrictions.

“It’s important to continually work at your craft to improve,” explained Lynne. “I paint almost every day.”