Lyn enjoys both colour and texture. She paint subjects that interest her and is keen to depict changes in the environment. More recently she has looked back into local and family history for inspiration. Sometimes text is included which relates to the object painted. An example of this can be seen in ‘1949 canned in New York’ in this case it makes the Cantrell and Cochrane connection between Belfast and New York.
She also enjoys putting together collections of objects to create still life paintings - Cezanne and Brian Ballard being her greatest influences in this area.
Lyn is currently part of a small group of artists (5 in all) who call themselves ‘The Recessionists’. They aim to provide affordable art in hard times.
Founder member of Kilmood Art Club. Full member of the Arts Society of Ulster. Full member of the Pastel Society of Ireland. Member of the Army Arts Society. Member of the Ulster Society of Women Artists. Member of the Belfast Print Workshop
Percy French - Highly commended. European Commission Office N I Art Competition –prize winner. Winner Pastel Society of Ireland Poster Competition.1999
A.S.U. King and Gowdy prize (for landscape) 1999
A.S.U. Willis prize (for still life) 2003
USWA Presidents Award 2010
Works in private collections throughout Ireland and the UK and also in France, Canada, Australia and the U.S.A.
Examples of Lyn’s work can be viewed on line at her own website
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