In 2012 Lynn returned to her roots in drawing and painting after a 33 year
hiatus. After graduating from Grays School of Art, Aberdeen in 1979, she
worked in the Graphic Design industry, latterly running her own design
business working on major international brands.
Since 2012 her work has steadily gained recognition with many galleries across
the UK stocking her vibrant work and she exhibits regularly in both solo and
mixed shows. Two pastel pieces were selected for the Paisley Art Institute annual
exhibition in 2014, one of which sold on the opening night and also one acrylic
portrait accepted into the 2016 exhibition earlier this year.
Her preferred mediums are pastel and charcoal and her works are collected
by international art collectors as far afield as Australia, Bermuda, USA,
Canada, Israel, France, India and The Netherlands.
Lynns subject matter varies but she finds she is drawn to portraiture and
figurative works due to her life long love of life drawing which was instilled
at Grays all those years ago. She recently returned to painting in oils and
acrylics and is enjoying experimenting with the different processes of these
mediums and is looking forward to further adventures in paint as well as pastel.
In 2015 she won awards in portraiture and landscape from the Pastel Guild of
Europe and first prize in the WHSmith/Derwent Portrait Sketch Off portrait
competition with her lively charcoal and conte portrait of actress Una Stubbs.
She recently also won another two awards from the Pastel Guild of Europe for
her landscape with no green and a portrait with strong lighting.
These prestigious awards have helped boost her status as an artist of merit.
She is now on the Board as the Secretary of the Pastel Guild of Europe.
Her work has been published in three books on pastel and portraiture and she is
currently undertaking two new commissioned pastel works which will feature on the
cover of a new book on music and one on open water swimming.
In 2012 inspired by David Hockney she started creating art on the iPad and was
one of the first tutors of iPad art in the UK when Strathclyde University ran their
innovative class ‘iPad art – a medium for the 21st Century’. Since then she has also
taught Life Drawing and Learn to Draw classes at Strathclydes Centre for Life
Long Learning and is currently teaching Stage 1 Drawing & Painting and Learn to
Draw. She also teaches a Purely Pastels class at a private art school in Milngavie
and also tutors a learn to draw and paint class.
Lynn is often asked to give demonstrations of pastel techniques at various
art groups around Scotland one of the more recent being at the prestigious
Stirling Art Club and currently has four pastel workshops booked over the next six
months. She also undertakes privately commissioned work.