A new venture

Lynda has started a year long printmaking course at Leith School of Art. She’s using it to enhance her practical skills and to challenge her ideas about what printmaking can be, beyond her present practice. Despite Covid, it has been possible to have a ‘real’ course.

She has also returned to Edinburgh Printmakers where she has resumed her screenprinting projects.

Pentland Hills Coronavirus Lockdown Monoprint Lynda Wilson 2020

Upright Gallery Edinburgh – Coming Up for Air

31st to 21st August 2020

Lynda built a new studio in the garden earlier this year and has been using it to the full during the Covid-19 lockdown, mostly producing prints and artist books from reference sketches she made during past outings to Hastings and Dungeness or on her daily walks in the nearby Pentland Hills to the south of the city.

The lockdown period brought new printing experiments. A small press and a small screen were used to make mono prints, linoprints plus screenprints using paper stencils rather than photographic methods as there was no access to sophisticated equipment.

Artists’ books are folded sketches made in the hills, folded prints or books made online. The paintings include an element of print. The main subject matters are the coast and the hills.

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Book Market 2020

Artists Book Market 2020

As part of the collective Bound:Unbound I was at Custom Lane in Leith last March for the Fruitmarket Gallery’s annual celebration of book culture. Unfortunately the remainder of this year’s artist book markets have been cancelled.