Artist

Lynn Howarth DA

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About

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.


Gallery


Dominic

The Shore Fisher

Pastel on PastelMat 50 x 35cm


Corra Linn

Acrylic on board 21.5 x 27cm



Eck

Pastel on PastelMat 40 x 30cm


Up Periscope!

Pastel on PastelMat 42 x 30cm




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