Lynn McGregor RSW
Born in Pittenweem, Fife, Lynn McGregor trained at Edinburgh College of Art. She was elected RSW (Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour) in 2001 and is 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 with her husband Michael Faulkner, who is a writer and editor.
The source of her work is landscape in memory. She works intuitively trying 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. Initially she allows herself to be led by the paint and the marks, then later takes control of the medium, with the objective of retaining some of the initial immediacy. Her studio sits between a wooded hillside behind and Loch Awe in front, and this setting is the source of her inspiration.
She exhibits widely around the UK including regularly at the annual exhibitions of RSW at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh and also with RGI, PAI, VAS, SSA and RUA. She also shows at Pittenweem Arts Festival enjoying that connection with home.
Her paintings are held in a number of corporate and public collections including 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 and Eli Lilly Industries.