Woodhouse (Ms.)

Teaches: Art
Major Accomplishment: One of the world’s most respected jump-splodge painters
Loves: Painting

Not only is she a world-renowned artist, Lynn Woodhouse is one of the most beloved teachers at Swedhump Elementary. She started off just teaching the younger classes only, but as each group progressed, they all insisted on still having her. So now she teachers every age group.

She has instilled in each and every one of her pupils an appreciation that art is fun, and that when being creative, it’s ok to make a mess. In fact, it’s important to make a mess.

In her personal life she is very neat and tidy, but when it comes to art, she doesn’t hold back.

Her jump-splodge studio has won the trophy for the most chaotic classroom on campus an extraordinary seventeen times. Ms. Woodhouse is VERY proud of this. All seventeen trophies are actually on display in the cabinet behind her desk, but they’re impossible to see because that whole wall is totally covered in paint splashes. And splodges.

When she was young

Little Lynn began jump-splodge painting when she was just three. By accident really. She rode her tricyle over a sachet of ketchup and it exploded against the wall. When her mom saw it, she couldn’t believe it. It was a near-perfect ketchup version of the Mona Lisa (a very famous painting). Lynn was clearly a very talented girl.

Her parents let her progress using ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise, but when their home started to really smell, they decided to move little Lynn onto proper paint, in a studio they build for her under their house.

And that’s where things really took off. Lynn loved her new-found metier, and her passion and talent became self-evident. He pieces started selling like hot cakes.

Here are some early examples:

Splodge painting of her parents
Splodge painting of her dad’s leg
Splodge painting of her mom’s elbow
Splodge painting of a spolodge painting of her dad’s leg

Lynn was prolific, and produced over 32,005 paintings before her thirtieth birthday. The catalogues recording and explaining every piece can be found on level -56 in the Swedhump Library (underground section).

By the time she was twenty-one her artwork was being purchased by famous museums and galleries far-and-wide. There is a whole room dedicated to them at The Sniffsonian for example.

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