Lynda Minter Biography
Lynda Minter is a British painter. Her style displays the influence of Kokoschka for expressiveness and Bomberg for structure.
Lynda’s London paintings are inspired by her walks along the river and its many seasons. She draws rapidly having developed a visual shorthand of mark making in her many sketchbooks.
She approaches her paintings of landscapes; Wales and Scotland and Cornwall with watercolour and oil paint, drawing rapidly. Looking at ways of making paintings often involves overlapping patterns, shapes and line, producing spontaneous images within each composition, making it exciting. As well as experiencing them together as one coherent picture.
Method of working
Lynda paints by using different techniques; sometimes using her fingers, end of brushes, rags. Lots of paint, large household brushes, applying expressive, spontaneous brushstrokes. Often painting over images either in acrylic or oils. Taking risks . Until the magical moment when it gives back an emotional response .
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”.
2015/16 /17/18 Henley Royal Regatta
2014/16 Piers Feetham Gallery solo shows
2015 Wellington Barracks solo show
2013 Artist in Focus at River & Rowing Club, Henley, solo show
2012 Winchester College solo show
2009 Frost and Reed, London
2008 Langton Street Gallery Chelsea two man show
2008 Artist in Focus Dover Street Arts Club solo show
2006 Chelsea Arts Club solo show /Buckinghamshire County Museum
2006/16 The Discerning Eye
2005/06 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2005 Guaranty Trust Bank, Nassau Bahamas
2004 Christie’s Wine Trade Art Society – Painter Stainers prize
2002 Belgravia Gallery two man show
Collections: Tresco Estate, River & Rowing Museum ‘The Thames on Diamond Jubilee’
Biographical and Publications
1983 St Martins’s School of Art BA Hon Fine Art Sculpture
Wednesday 16th November 2005,The Discerning Eye Issue 9 Spring 2006, The Tresco Times Autumn 2006, Kensington and Chelsea Today 2012 featuring Lynda Minter paintings of the river