Small concertina sketch books taken up the Pentlands Hills on Lynda’s daily walks during the corona virus lockdown in April 2020 were used as source material for this monoprint. Man’s impact on the landscape is a particular interest.
This monoprint was made on a small Xcut Xpress press during the lockdown for Covid 19 in April 2020.. Lynda’s sketchbook was used for source material for this print of small houses on the shingle in Dungeness, Kent.
My paintings are often made en plein air, especially the oil paintings. They often relate to the sea. Sometimes I include found objects in the images or paint on found boards. These first two were painted during a stay on the south Kent coast.
Dungeness in Kent makes a frequent appearance in Lynda’s work. Here a book of collage and monotypes evokes the scattered nature of the houses and the way they are lit up at night by the sweep of the lighthouse beam and by the glow from the nuclear power station.
Before a trip to China, Lynda made a concertina sketch book with Chinese paper and printed cloth covers. She spent a few days sailing the Yangtze and one afternoon she sat and drew continuously with charcoal , along the pages of the book, the view of the river bank as it passed before her. Opened up, it is 5 metres long.