SELBY artist Lynda Heaton has painted for as long as she can remember, winning second prize in a national painting competition for schools at the age of ten.
Her latest works, Expressions In Watercolour, go on show at Village Gallery, Colliergate, York, from Tuesday (26/4/2022) to June 4.
After studying retail and exhibition display at Bradford Art College, Lynda put her British Design Society qualifications to practical use, doing exactly this in her working life, while continuing to study and practise art in many forms: printmaking, life drawing, painting and pottery.
Since retiring, Lynda has spent much of her time painting in her home studio. “I’m passionate about watercolour painting and love the way the colours mingle and move across the paper, sometimes giving surprising effects,” she says.
She also experiments with other water-based media to give different textures to her paintings.
“My works come from my imagination or from memories of somewhere I’ve been and the mood of that place,” says Lynda. “Other pieces are inspired by the natural world, the colours, textures and rhythms found in nature.
“After renovating a large pond, I’m now further inspired to paint the pond life, such as the beautiful dragonflies that visit and the plants that grow in and around the water.”
Village Gallery is normally open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.