Lynne Cartlidge b.1964

Lynne was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1964 and moved back to the UK with her family when she was three.  She has been based in Wales for over 30 years, having gained her Degree in Fine Art at Cardiff College of Art. Her beautiful, delicate still-life paintings are deservedly gaining her a loyal and increasing following in both Wales and further afield.

'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'