New Dungeness monotypes

I’ve recently made some new monotypes at a master class by Kittie Jones artist at Edinburgh Printmakers. They’re based on my Dungeness sketchbooks. This is a finished one. The others need some additional trace monotype before I publish them.

Fish Shacks

Another oil painting added to my shop. Fish Shacks. Oil on mdf board, unframed. 40cm high x 50cm wide. £100. Free delivery Edinburgh.

Spring Painting Sale

I’ve put several paintings on the shop page, many reduced from the original price. Take a look!

Then and Now Whose Gallery is it Anyway

Then & Now | Whose Gallery is it Anyway opened at Edinburgh Printmakers on Thursday the 19th April. Running until the end of June this exhibition is open to everyone who would like to take part. Visitors are asked to curate the show themselves, as they see fit. Anyone is welcome to bring along their own artwork and hang it and remove artwork. I put in a piece on the opening night but it’s probably been removed by now!


Richard Diebenkorn-Going Large

I’ve begun a five week workshop at Paintbox Art School in Cockenzie, East Lothian, developing some paintings of the local landscape inspired by this West Coast USA artist. This is from week 2, a charcoal and white emulsion paint drawing A0 size.

A new screenprint

St Gabriel’s Wings. Visit my online shop for details and to buy.

Next Exhibition

I’ll be exhibiting framed prints with 14 other Edinburgh printmakers in September. Info in image above. Later in the year I will have a wall of prints at Brick Lane Gallery in London. Details later.


Etching for the first time

I’ve just finished a course at Edinburgh College of Art/Edinburgh University called Intaglio Printmaking-Contemporary Approaches. I’ve continued an earlier theme of brutalism for the subject matter. Here are two of the prints I made.

Edition

My print has been selected for the Edition exhibition by Tonic Arts at Royal Infirmary Edinburgh April 26-September 8 2023. It’s also been chosen for the poster image.

Another artist bookmarket

Find me at the bound: unbound table at this annual fun event at Edinburgh College of Art. Lots of students’ work from various art schools plus some more seasoned makers. Info in photo.

Artists Bookmarket

Find me at the bound:unbound table at this annual event at Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket gallery Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 February 2023. Lots of artist book makers from all over.


New Year, New Challenge

Stairs, Cables Wynd House, Leith. Drypoint print.

I’ve started a new course ‘Contemporary Printmaking’ at Edinburgh College of Art/Edinburgh University. It’s focussed on intaglio printmaking particularly etching, which is a new process for me. Here’s my first drypoint print on the course.

November and December events

I’ll be exhibiting or having a stall at the following events:

Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show continues online until 20 November- I have two works still available. http://www.macmillanartshow.square.site

Pattern Books exhibition at Upright Gallery Edinburgh, 26 November-23 December. I have four books in this. http://www.uprightgallery.com

Edinburgh Printmakers members exhibition ‘Kinship’ 1-23 December. I have a print in this. http://www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk
Christmas market at Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh 3 December- find me at my stall. http://www.outoftheblue.org.uk
Christmas market at Edinburgh Printmakers 10&11 December- find me at my stall. http://www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk

Another market

I’ll be selling my prints, cards and small paintings at the Christmas market at Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh on 3 December.
http://Outoftheblue.org.uk

A new print of the Banana flats in Leith

Art Market

I’ll be selling my prints, cards and artist books at Colony of Artists annual festival on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September. Find me at venue 40 The Hive. Further info at www.colonyofartists.co.uk

Contemporary Art Practice

I’ve just completed a year long course in Contemporary Art Practice at Leith School of Art. My final project looked at the language of brutalist architecture and developed an ’alphabet’ of recurring forms. This was presented in individual lino printed ’letters’ on japanese paper and deconstructed in three dimensional plaster blocks.

Brutalist alphabet in lino printed individual letters. Overall size 100cm wide x 170cm high
Deconstructed alphabet in plaster blocks

Artists Bookmarket

I’ve been part of the bound:unbound table at last weekend’s market at Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery. Lots of visitors, chat and sales.

Printmaking exhibition

With the printmaking class of 20/21 at Leith School of Art, I’m exhibiting some prints at Whitespace gallery in Edinburgh. April 23 – 27 2022.

Drawing Brutalism

In my Contemporary Art Practice course at Leith School of Art, been looking at different ways of drawing and depicting brutalism specifically Cables Wynd House in Leith, Edinburgh. This is my final presentation. Photocopies of monoprints with plaster pieces.

Nature Works

I have four artists books in this exhibition at Upright Gallery in Edinburgh.

Against the background of climate change and COP26 in Glasgow over 32 artist book makers have submitted works reflecting their own concerns for the environment. uprightgallery.com for more information and opening times.

St Ives and the Sea

Here’s one of the finished paintings.

I’ve been making preparatory paintings with collage in a five week course at Paintbox School of Art in Cockenzie, East Lothian, called St Ives and the Sea. A process-led first 3 weeks and now I’ll be moving on to make three final paintings. I’ll post them on the website when they’re finished.

At the Beach

My exhibition at Dungeness in Kent was a great success. Lots of visitors (and sales!). Plus I met some of my Instagram followers for the first time. Here’s a view through the window with two of my paintings on found wood. Top one sold.

My exhibition with husband Ron has now opened for three days at Dungeness Open Studios in Kent. Here’s a photo of the beach hut we’re using to show our work which is inspired by our visits to Dungeness for the past 8 years.

Printing the City

I’ve been making collagraphs using card packaging as my plate, incising and peeling the card before inking it up for intaglio printing. The resultant print is then reassembled into a 3D object. I’ve added them to some previous lino print assemblies to make an imaginary city. This is all working towards my final project in my printmaking course.

Experiment in printmaking

I’ve been learning a few new printmaking methods on my course at Leith School of Art. Recent methods relate to working with simple tools and materials because the course is temporarily online until lockdown restrictions are eased.

This week we learned ‘kitchen litho’, a form of lithography using silver foil, wax crayons, Coca Cola, vegetable oil and oil paint. Here is an image of a plate and of two prints.

A kitchen litho plate
A kitchen litho plate
Print using kitchen litho
Print using kitchen litho
Print using kitchen litho
Print using kitchen litho

Empty Streets

A book of lino cut prints and rubber stamping of words that have become part of our everyday vocabulary.

Sold!

Empty Streets. Artist book, Lino print and rubber stamping on Somerset Satin white paper. Six pages plus front and back cover. £40
Empty Streets. Artist book, Lino print and rubber stamping on Somerset Satin white paper. Six pages plus front and back cover. £40

High Rise – a new artist book

High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30

Sales Enquiry

High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30

Inspired by High Rise by J G Ballard (1975), this book contains rubber stamping and monoprints of imaginary brutalist high rise buildings. The typed text is key words taken from the book, but breaks down and eventually collapses as does the life of the inhabitants of the fictional high rise.

A New Project for a New Year

I’m working on a new project, an installation. Here’s a sneak peak at one of the prints I’ve made as an experiment before tackling the final pieces. The working title is High Rise.

A different kind of Christmas Market

Lynda Wilson Artist at Makeshift, Out of the Blue Drill Hall
Lynda Wilson Artist at Makeshift, Out of the Blue Drill Hall

The Christmas market at Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Edinburgh was a bit of an experiment where the makers just dropped off their sales items for the staff to display and sell on their behalf. Visitors had to book a slot in advance so it wasn’t certain that enough people would sign up to make it worthwhile. In fact it was a sell out!

The yellow print top left went off to a new home and lots of other pieces were sold. A great idea by Out of the Blue staff for negotiating the current situation.

Christmas Market

Monoprint
Monoprint

I’ll be selling my prints – screenprints and monoprints – and note cards and postcards at Makeshift – Exhibition and Sale, at Out of the Blue, Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh on Saturday 12 December 10-6. Entry £2. Bookable time slots through Eventbrite.

Artisan goods, ceramics, prints, jewellery and gifts by local makers. Drill Hall cafe serving delicious food, hot spiced drinks and traditional festive treats.

More info herehttp://outoftheblue.org.uk