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. She aims to make images which have a life of their own.  She does not paint pictures to a system or a formula. Lynda is striving to find a personal response.

Influences are Soutine and Kokoschka  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 – and is finished.

BA Hons 1983 at St Martins School of Art BA Hon in Fine Art

2015/16/17/18 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 OBE