Lynda Minter Biography

Lynda Minter is an expressionist painter who trained at St Martin’s  School of Art  London , (BA). Her work is inspired by an emotional response to the natural world of shapes and forms, in particular to the atmosphere of light.

Lynda sees her works as relating to the– Abstract Expressionists are both big influences, especially Oskar Kokoschka and Edvard Munch.  By often employing swirling, swaying, and exaggeratedly executed brushstrokes in the depiction of her subject. These techniques were meant to convey the turgid emotional state of the artist reacting to the anxieties of the modern world. The quality of a work of art becomes the character of the artist’s feelings of being in the landscape rather than an analysis of the composition or a straight representation of the subject matter. She finds it better to put the source material aside and paint from within.

She lives and works in London.

BA Hons 1983 at St Martins School of Art. Her degree in sculpture has inspired the texture and depth to her paintings.Lynda takes regular painting trips around the British Isles and along the River Thames and gets excited by the visual drama and mood. She translates her oils and watercolour sketches into unctuous exultations of paint once back in the studio.Lynda is an instinctive painter with an innate sense of colour and tone. Her deep, layered impasto technique draws the viewer into the scene in a celebration of paint as a physical material.

Lynda acclaimed for her large canvases seen in recent times at:
2015/16 Henley Regatta
2016 Little Van Gogh showing a body of work in Canary Wharf
2015 Wellington Barracks
2014 Winchester College
2013 Artist in Focus at River & Rowing Museum, Henley
2008 Artist in Focus at Dover Street Arts Club
2006/16 Featured in The Discerning Eye
2005/06 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2006 Chelsea Arts Club
2004 Christie’s Wine Trade Art Society – Painter-Stainers prize

“Lynda Minter is a natural painter, her handling of paint rich and free on the surface, and impressively sure in its scope and sweep”.

Financial Times Art critic William Packer

“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”

Professor Ken Howard