Lynda explores her fascination with the forms of the built and natural environments through sketches and photography before developing her ideas in the studio through drawing, painting, printmaking and artist bookmaking. Artist books are three dimensional and their diversity of structure allows her to echo architectural forms. Themes embrace the water’s edge, coastal findings and cityscapes. Various mediums, particularly screenprinting, stencil and monoprinting, are incorporated into the books, also pop-up and perforation, to support the contained idea.
Lynda studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art (1963 – 70), receiving an Andrew Grant Bequest travel award to Italy in 1969. She worked in various public and private architects’ practices, and taught at Edinburgh College of Art (1989 – 2008). She now lives and works as an artist in Edinburgh. Recent selected exhibitions include: Connections: Scotland and Italy, Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie (2016); Indelible Traces, Edinburgh Printmakers (2015); Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (January and December 2015); Paisley Art Institute 127th Annual Exhibition (2015); Artist Books, Riverside Gallery, Richmond, London (2014 – 15); and with the artist book group: north bound, Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness (2014); Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh (2014); bound : unbound, McNaughtan’s Gallery, Edinburgh (2013); Paper Page Process, Patriothall Gallery,Edinburgh (2012). Artist books are in the collections of Edinburgh City Libraries (Fine Art); Edinburgh College of Art – University of Edinburgh; and the Scottish Poetry Library.