1981-1984 St Martin’s School of Art: BA Hons
2004 The Slade School of Art – Summer school
2019 Brompton cemetery Chapel – Royal parks – ‘Hidden London’
2015 Wellington Barracks
2015 Eggison Daniel Berkeley Square – London W1
2011 to 2015 Lacy Road Gallery
2006/2007/2014 Piers Feetham Gallery, London, Norfolk, Ireland, Scotland
2014 Winchester College, Winchester – Normandy WW11
2013 Thames Landscapes – River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames
2012 Winchester College, Winchester
2008 The Arts Club, Dover Street, London – ‘The Thames and Other Places
2006 The Chelsea Arts Club’
2011 9 Langton Street Gallery
2002 Belgravia Gallery – An Exhibition of Landscapes
2019 Chelsea Art Club
2015 Wimbledon Fine Art
2006/2015 Aylesbury Museum, Buckinghamshire
1997-2006/2015 Art for Youth , Mall Galleries
2015 The Army Art Society
2015-2018 Henley Royal Regatta
2014 Lacy Road Gallery
2014/15 Amanda Aldous Fine Art Gallery
2013/14 Barry Keene Fine Art Gallery
2013 The Mayor’s Thames Festival at Painter’s Strainers’ Livery Company
2013 Chelsea Arts Club – Heroes and Villians
2013/14 Stoll Fulham Road
2012 Mall Galleries – Armed Forces Art Society
2011 to 2015 Lacy Road Gallery – London Thames and Scotland
2007/2008/2009/2012 Gallery Tresco – Summer show
2011 Hackfield Art Fair
2010 Mallesons Stephen Jacques London
2009 The Painters’ Fine Art Society, Painters Hall
2008/2009 Frost & Reed, St James’s, London Scenes
2009 Affordable Art Fair
2008 Art London
2008 9 Langton Street, Chelsea
2005/06 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2006/2007/2015 Piers Feetham Gallery, Summer and Venice in Peril Exhibitions
2005 The Discerning Eye selected by Joan Bakewell
2005 Guaranty Trust Bank, Lyford Cay, Nassau, Bahamas
2003 Manya Igel Fine Arts
2000 Thompson’s Gallery, London
1998 to 2004 The Chelsea Arts Society
1997 Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries
2013 River & Rowing Museum artist in focus
18/7/2012 Kensington & Chelsea Today – featuring paintings of the Diamond Jubilee
2008 Who’s Who for Artists
2006 Spring Edition Featured in the Discerning Eye Newsletter
2004/2006/2008/2012 Featured in Lloyd’s List Review
2004 Painter-Stainers prize at the Wine Trade Art Society at Christie’s
2004 Artist in Focus at the Arts Club, Dover Street, London
Private Collections and Commissions : River & Rowing Museum, Tresco Estate , The Hurlingham Club UK, USA, Russia
Professor Ken Howard RA 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”.
Artist Statement – 22 May 2019
I went to art school fairly late as I had to like so many other people earn a living. When I had saved up and was more settled financially I applied to the top art schools and much to my amazement I was spoilt for choice. I choose St Martin’s School of art as their strength in Sculpture which is what I was most interested in, and it was very apparent with visiting tutors and professors such as Anthony Caro. As with all art schools they give you a platform in order to expand and develop your interests. The tutors are there for guidance and information. At the time I was at St Martin’s there was a very strong group of painters emerging and I found myself often in their studios. I also ended up by buying some of their work. Artists such as Peter Doig now world famous and Tai Shierenberg who won the portrait prize in the 80’s.
When I left St Martin’s I worked at Sotheby’s and Christie’s which I called my universities. I was exposed to so many different forms of art such as Chinese porcelain, French furniture, silver etc… I was fascinated by such beauty. In my spare time living in a small flat started to paint. I went on a painting course and attended numerous classes at the City Lit in the evenings and weekends.
In the mid eighties I meet my husband who encouraged and supported my love for this new found love painting and I carried on . Taking opportunities as they came my way. And over the years experimenting with different styles and materials until finding my path. Being outdoors in nature and along the river has always had a very strong pull. I think it may be because I grew up on a large farm in Spain and I used to as a child just wonder and explore . So this has never really left me.
Whenever I travel I always have my sketchbook with me so some of my sketches go back 20 years. Apart from being a memory they are often used as preparatory studies for my paintings. Like so many artists in this modern day of digital technology I have worked from my photographs but find now that I prefer to rely on my drawings and memory. My paintings are about a sense of place and experience a feeling. I am not really that interested in producing an academic depiction of what I see. I leave that to the photographers.
Painting and particularly painting in oil is like no other experience. Applying oils on canvas or board not knowing how the painting is going to turn out is what I find exciting. I have exhibited widely and far away places such as the Bahamas . Preparing for an exhibition is extremely hard work and times very time consuming. It’s like being an actor preparing your lines and the best thing is when one sees one’s work on display as I have done recently at my exhibition in a most beautiful chapel owned by the Royal Parks in London in which I titled ‘Hidden London’.
Method of working
As I live in London the river has been a big source of inspiration on my work. I love watching the tide ebbing in and out and I particularly love when the tide is out to see the beautiful patterns the water makes as it does in low tide. I have recently discovered Pembrokeshire coast which is one of the very unspoilt coastlines apart from Scotland. As it is part of the National Trust. On my visits there I am often the only person walking along. I take drawing paper and charcoal and ink and let my hand instinctively draw and make marks in order to look. To be aware of one’s senses is to be aware of one’s existence in the physical world, to feel fully alive.
With these drawings/sketches I set about painting when back in the studio. Very occasionally particularly such a detail on a building I may resort to using my camera.
I work on several paintings at the time and although I work quickly I go back and back changing adjusting till I feel that the painting starts giving out a life of its own. My materials are simple and I try and keep them so just a handful of different size brushes, oil medium and a basic palette.
I make time to read on other artists and visit Museums to further my understanding of this magical passion of paint.