Lynne Barletta began her professional art career at age 14 and has been teaching art and writing curriculum for after-school programs for over 30 years. She has sold her work internationally and created murals as a fundraiser for trafficked children. Lynne’s clientele includes Coors Beer, The Denver Broncos, US Sugar, the Juvenile Justice Department of Florida, and many public art venues all the way to Singapore.
Lynne founded Visionary School of Arts, Stuart, Florida in 2010. The student base grew to over 150 in 5 years, with widespread community involvement, shows, internship programs, and competitions. Senior outreach programs developed through VSOA in 2012, encompassing retirement homes in Martin County and the Council for the Aging.
VSOA semester course students, ages 5-17 have won over 400 local national and international awards, with some students receiving college scholarships either in the arts or utilizing art alongside other careers.
Catch the Wave of Hope was formed by Lynne in 2015. Catchthewaveofhope.org is an organization to abolish human trafficking. Lynne has pioneered a new approach to help trafficked survivors overcome trauma and receive healing called the Power of Art III. She has also produced the Power of Art II for At-Risk Children, The Power of Art for Youth Groups, and The Power of Art for Leadership, Adults, and Children. Lynne is the author of the book No Stress Zone, which is her personal story of her journey out of fear.
Twenty years of speaking and traveling to conduct business seminars, women’s seminars, leadership workshops with her “Drawing it Forward” techniques and global ministry is marked by her creative approach and anointing to teach.
Lynne has pastored Visionary Center International Church with her husband Tony since 2004. They have 4 boys and 3 grandsons.