Lynn McGregor RSW
Lynn McGregor was born in Pittenweem, Fife and 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). Her work has been shown in galleries throughout the UK.
Lynn shows 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.
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.
For twelve years she lived on an otherwise uninhabited island in Strangford Lough with her writer husband Michael Faulkner. He has had two island books published, The Blue Cabin and Still on the Sound. We moved to Argyll in 2014, where my studio overlooks Loch Awe.
Lynn says: “The source of my work is landscape in memory. I work intuitively to try 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 as I work. Initially I allow myself to be led by the paint and the marks, then later take control of the medium, hopefully without losing the initial immediacy. My studio sits between a wooded hillside behind and Loch Awe in front, and this setting is the source of my inspiration.”