Landscape and Locality, 26/5/2016-1/6/2016

Paintings and mixed media by Lynda White

Lynda White

Lynda grew up on a farm in North Devon and has spent much of her life in rural southwest locations.  Studying Art and Education in the 1970s, she discovered the work of Romantic landscape artists, Samuel Palmer and Casper David Friedrich.  She began to explore her own feelings of connection with the land, initially painting small, detailed acrylics.  Her paintings were immediately well received and she has exhibited in solo, group, and national shows ever since.   She now paints in a range of different mediums, but her original quest to capture a sense of place and celebrate the richness and diversity of her local environment, remains the major focus of her work.

In this Exhibition there are far-reaching Devon and Dorset views created with thin films of fluid acrylics.  The technique involves the building up of colour in translucent glazes, giving the appearance of a luminous watercolour but with a contemporary look, as they are painted on large canvases.

In other paintings, pastels have been used over deep burgundy coloured backgrounds heightening the impact of colour drama where, for example, red cliffs, blue sea and yellow cornfields vie for attention in “Devon Cliffs and Cornfields”.

Some subjects call for expressive mixed media approaches; the Old Oak Tree in Woodbury Lane which is a spectacle in June, its branches over flowing with trailing wild roses, or the Apple Tree in a dark corner of the garden, leafless but elegantly decorated with yellow fruit…

Lynda will be at the Courtyard Gallery throughout the exhibition and will be pleased to talk to visitors about her work or to discuss opportunities with anyone interested in joining her regular art classes.

Free entry; open daily 10.30-5pm.