New work by Still Life Painter Lynne Cartlidge at Erwood Station for May 2016
Born 31st October 1964
Lived in Wales 1984 – Present
Cardiff College of Art
Lynne works from her home in Cardiff, her subjects are often common everyday items – fruit and flowers, teacups, interior views or light streaming in from outside. The work is unusual and subtle, suffsed with light, with the objects sometimes appearing barely there. They are both understated and engaging.
“My paintings are a record of my fascination with light and space. I paint mundane objects, fruit and flowers or interiors, as the light streams in from outside.
As I look at a still life, I am always moving in relation to it. The shapes and colours will change depending on where I am in space. There is movement in the stillness.
The process is a series of decisions about colour and mark, made in response to subject. All influenced by accumulated knowledge and experience while at the same time it is important to allow the marks, colours and the painting itself to ‘be themselves’.
A painting that has its own life and meaning with the possibility of moving a viewer, then has the chance to grow.”