Lynda Minter Biography

My work is stimulated by the power of the river and a long connection with the British Landscape both urban and rural and its many seasons.

Influences are Soutine for expressiveness and Bomberg for structure.


My London paintings are inspired by my walks and trips along the river. Excited by a working and evolving river, construction sites, colourful cranes. I draw rapidly having developed a visual shorthand of mark making in my sketchbook which I refer to on many occasions.


Visits to Scotland and other rural areas I approach the landscape on small oil panels painted directly and rapidly,  capturing the atmosphere with expressive brushstrokes.


When back in the studio I rely on my memory and imagination . A piece of music or a quote from literature can also play an important part in the work.

 Big brushes, lots of paint,  painting instinctively, letting go, reworking. Taking risks. Allowing  the paint to take a life of its own. Working on several canvases at the same time. The work is finished when it gives me back an emotional response.

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