During a lifetime of painting, Stein has returned to several themes repeatedly; women, fashion, cinema, and movement. Most recently, depicting the luminosity of ambient, atmospheric and artificial light sources has provided her with a vocabulary that allows her to work looser and more abstractly in her oil paintings.
"I use pop culture references focusing on celebrity, fashion, and cinema in combination with my private emotional life that changes from day to day. I find inspiration in the halls of the internet, as well as photos i take and interpret them using my imagination. Having grown up as the daughter of a staff LIFE photographer, I grew up thinking in pictures."
- Lynn Stein