About Artist & Art Details

Lynda did her initial foundation training at Harrogate College of Arts and Technology in 1987 and then went on to study Fine Art Painting and Art History at Loughborough School of Art graduating with a First Class Honours in 1992. She then completed a Teaching Cerificate for drawing and painting in Further Education and has continued to teach art privately since moving to the Scottish Borders. She has exhibited nationally and has many works in private collections: in Sweden, Australia, Canada, Germany, UK and France. She has also been successful in receiving awards and grants for the continuation of self development and exploration into projects that she has set up.

Lynda’s collection at Twr y Felin Hotel was inspired by the geography, geology, historical settlements, architecture, headlands, coastal cliffs, mythology and the magnificent cathedral of St Davids.

Lynda spent time in the area and embarked upon research and field trips in mid-2018. Early morning mists and diffused light influenced her palette, just as the inland heat-haze and intense afternoon sunlight over the coast heightened her use of colour and emboldened her gestures.

Five days were spent exploring, absorbing, walking, looking, seeing, taking photographs, sketching, interpreting the terrain. Lynda walked to Solva, St Davids Head and explored various coves and historical sites around the area. Once back in the studio in Melrose (Scottish Borders) a period of reflection ensued with the attendant feelings and memories being allowed to percolate and develop into the below paintings. These paintings are reflective of the artist’s physical and emotional experience in the ancient landscape of St Davids.