I was that ‘arty one’ at school, always drawing or painting. And through those early years there were certain pictures I still remember that seemed to step up to the next level.
This pastel portrait I did age 16 was one of them. I suddenly thought ’I can do this!’ My first sale followed shortly after to a friend at school, for the princely sum of £14.
I find inspiration in so many places. Big open vistas, distant horizons, the tiny details on a pebble or the rust on an old sign. So not surprisingly my pictures have quite a diverse range of subject matter but they seem to be linked by bold colours, contrast and a bit of drama.
I work mainly in acrylic or pastel but also enjoy watercolour, mixed media, photography and pencil. I dabble in batik painting and pyrography (the art of decorating wood with burn marks).
Whilst I love to create my own pieces, I am always delighted to take commissions. Whether it’s of a landscape special to you, a mural to transform a room or perhaps a pet portrait for a gift. Just get in touch to chat through your ideas
View my work in my gallery and if some of you are eagle eyed and spot any paintings signed by a Lynne Rawlings, it’s still me, pre marriage.