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Lynda Minter Landscape Artist 

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A Little about Myself

Lynda Minter – Artist Statement and Biography

1980 - 1983 BA Hons in Fine Art St Martin’s School of Art

 Lynda’s Landscapes and City paintings are inspired by her walks and travels.  Over the years Lynda has taken her sketchbook everywhere.  She aims to make images which have a life of their own.  Lynda does not paint pictures to a system or a formula she is striving to find a personal response by observation and drawing.  Having developed visual shorthand of mark making over the years.

Lynda is a long admirer of David Bomberg for his direct mark making, Sargent, Edward Seago, Monet and Van Gogh for his lovely colours, Oskar Kokoschka for his spontaneous brushstrokes and bright colours in his paintings of the Thames. Lynda believes it’s important to observe and learn from other artists but remain true to oneself.

 Method of working

Lynda either works directly in front of her subject or paints from sketches. She is constantly looking at ways of making her paintings more exciting which often involves overlapping patterns, shapes, and line, producing spontaneous images within each composition experiencing them together as one coherent picture.

Lynda uses different techniques, often painting over images either in acrylic or oils.  Taking risks by adding other mediums such as chalk using her fingers, end of brushes, rags, large brushes, applying expressive, spontaneous, and direct brushstrokes allowing the paint to speak for itself.   

Professor Ken Howard OBE says, “Painting is about the hand the heart and the head” and that’s what you get when you see one of Lynda Minter’s paintings”

Financial Times Art critic William Packer has said: “Lynda Minter is a natural painter, her handling of paint rich and free on the surface, and impressively sure in its scope and sweep”.

Lucy Dorrien Smith, Tresco Abbey ‘I am standing in front of one of the loveliest seascapes in our collection on Tresco in the Isles of Scilly.  I am looking in awe at the colour, intensity of light, wild open skies, exciting, dramatic effects of the paint on canvas and I am thinking that this was created by a truly talented artist.  Lynda has such an intuitive understanding of our island world’. January 2008

Solo and Selected Group shows

2022/2019/2018   NEAC candidate 

2021 Art For Youth 

2022    Russell Gallery Group Summer show

2020/21/22  The Huddle, West London

2022    two man show Hogarth Health Club

2021    Chelsea Westminster Hospital

2014/16 Piers Feetham Gallery solo shows

2015/16 /17/18  Henley Royal Regatta

2015 Wellington Barracks solo show

2012 Winchester College solo show

2013 River & Rowing Club, Henley, solo show

2009 Frost and Reed, London

2008 Langton Street Gallery Chelsea two man show

2008  Dover Street Arts Club

2006 Aylesbury Museum, Buckinghamshire

2006/16  The Discerning Eye

2007-08 Gallery Tesco

2005/06 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2006 Chelsea Arts Club solo show

2005 Guaranty Trust Bank, Nassau Bahamas

2004 Dover Street Arts Club solo show

2004 Christie’s Wine Trade Art Society – Painter Stainers prize

2002 Belgravia Gallery two man show

2000    Thompson’s Gallery

1998-2004       The Chelsea Arts Society

1997    Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries

Collections: Tresco Estate, River & Rowing Museum ‘The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant passing by Westminster’, The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge

Charities: The Hurlingham Club foundation 2022;

 Artist in focus

Nov 2013 - River and Rowing Museum, Henley

2003 Arts Club, Dover Street, Mayfair

Biographical and Publications

2012 Kensington and Chelsea today; 2006 The Discerning Eye; 2006 The Tresco times  E:  M:07793530793

May 2022

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