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Introducing Lynn McGregor RSW

Lynn was born in Pittenweem, Fife and trained at Edinburgh College of Art. She was elected RSW (Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour) in 2001 and a professional member of VAS (Visual Arts Scotland) and SSA (Society of Scottish Artists).

For twelve years she lived on an otherwise uninhabited island in Strangford Lough and now lives in Argyll, where her studio overlooks Loch Awe.

Artist's statement:

The source of my work is landscape in memory. I work intuitively to try to find a balance between the various elements of texture, movement and geometry found in the landscape, using energetic overlayerings of colour and blocking out shapes and marks as I work. Initially I allow myself to be led by the paint and the marks, then later take control of the medium, hopefully without losing the initial immediacy. My studio sits between a wooded hillside behind and Loch Awe in front, and this setting is the source of my inspiration.

Lynn's work has been shown in galleries throughout the UK, including Thompson’s Gallery, London; The Mall Galleries, London; Wren Gallery, Burford; Ardquin Fine Arts, Surrey; Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen; Frames Contemporary Gallery, Perth; Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly; Aberfeldy Gallery; Strathearn Gallery, Crieff; Annan Gallery, Glasgow; Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan; Crinan Gallery; Hillhouse Gallery, Broughton; Gallery TEN, Edinburgh; The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh; The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh; Oriel Gallery, Dublin; Ross’s, Belfast.

Corporate and public collections:

Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd

Edinburgh College of Art

Royal Bank of Scotland

National Trust for Scotland

Bank of Scotland

Scottish Arts Club

Royal College of Physicians

Eli Lilly Industries.