“Knowing my Place” is an Exhibition of contemporary landscape paintings by established west country artist, Lynda White.
Dorset shorelines and familiar landmarks are captured in a new series of acrylic paintings. Along with light-filled images of Devon moorland and Cornish cliffs and coves, are semi-abstract mixed media paintings. All works, whether figurative or abstract, reference specific locations and convey a compelling sense of place and season.
Born and brought up on a farm in rural North Devon, Lynda has a deep affinity with the landscape of the south west. As a student in the ‘70s, (studying Art and Design as her main teaching subject at St Luke’s, Exeter) she filled sketch books with drawings of the wooded valleys, narrow lanes and patchwork pastures of her homeland. Subscribing to Graham Sutherland’s view that “An artist must be part of his landscape to find the best in it”, Lynda continues to employ this immersive process of sketching, noting and photographing her location before ultimately working up a painting in the studio.
Since 2000 Lynda has lived in the Lyme Regis area, walking the Jurassic coast and celebrating its rich environmental diversity in paintings created with a range of different mediums. She has had work selected for prestigious London shows in the Mall and Westminster Galleries and produces a new body of work every two years for a solo exhibition.
When not sketching outdoors or painting in her studio, Lynda is sharing her passion for art with adult students, running a busy programme of classes and workshops. She is actively involved in the local art scene and is President of the Axminster Art Society.
Open daily 10am-5pm, free admission.