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.