Sue Lynn North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Sue Lynn, a Yorkshire contemporary artist. has been painting for over 30 years. Sue studied Fine Art and Crafts at Leeds College of Art, BA Hons Art and Design at Bradford College. Sue uses oils primarily, to draw out intangible moments from specific memories. These result in richly textured and colourful paintings.
I am a contemporary artist, born in Leeds. Realising a life long ambition when I began to paint in my early 40s, reminiscence has been the driving force within my studio practice ever since. After moving around for a while in my 50s, I returned to Yorkshire, settling in the Harrogate area where I live and work.
My chosen medium is oil paint, for its endless possibilities and qualities. I draw on elements of intangibility from a particular memory, to then re-visit in paint a remembered mood or/and fascination.
I’m not looking for literal translations, as I realise there is no precise formula for memory’s understanding. The complexities of remembering can only be an individual experience, my own short term memory for instance has always been erratic, whilst my long term reminiscences are vividly detailed, as in a film still.
My starting point for drawing is putting down on paper a ‘scrap’ of a remembered moment. I begin with the basics of charcoal on paper, building the image sometimes using graphite, chalk metallic pencils, sometimes acrylic paint, scoring into the medium loaded paper until I’m satisfied I’ve reached a sort of compromise between my remembered ‘moment’ and the image in front of me.
Art practice for me is ongoing and experimental, an exploration of reminiscence and the problematics surrounding it.
Projects and exhibitions
North Yorkshire Open Studio s
11/02/2023 — 21/05/2023
Really lovely space to showcase the NYOS 23 group
|Inspired by ...gallery, Danby||Details|
02/09/1993 — 20/11/0093
Designed and painted a reminiscence wall, to aid the recall of patients during therapy.
|Seacroft Hospital, Alzheimer ward, Leeds||Details|
Part Time Fine Arts and Crafts Student shows and Solo show
04/11/1991 — 05/06/1993
Leeds College of Art, group shows, and Solo show
|Jacob Kramer Gallery, Leeds||Details|
Paintings and Drawings, Solo show. Susan Lynn
08/05/0099 — 31/05/0099
A really good show, the curator was really obliging, a great turn out for the private view
|South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford||Details|
NYOS, North Yorkshire Open Studio Artists group show
11/02/0023 — ongoing
|Inspired by Gallery, Danby, Danby lodge, National park Centre||Details|
10/11/0022 — 02/12/0022
Very professional curator, owners Michael and Sharon, a well curated mixed open show.
|Fronteer Gallery, Orchard Square, Sheffield||Details|
08/11/0022 — 18/01/0023
Jacob and Heidi run a very busy gallery/ workshop, pleasant and approachable
|Creatives gallery, Chapel Allerton, Leeds||Details|
Word of mouth
09/11/0005 — 03/12/0016
sale of drawings in Leeds , commissions in Hertfordshire and Solo show at my then home in south Devon.
|Private sales from home, Leeds , Hertfordshire, South Hams||Details|
Mixed Summer Show
09/05/0005 — 03/06/0005
Lovely gallery in the heart of Harrogate
|Walker Gallery, Harrogate||Details|