The territory Lynda Marwood engages with is that ambiguous space which lies between abstraction and figuration: a place where the viewer is invited to form their own conclusions and interpretations. Lynda uses improvisation and a spontaneous approach to explore the possibilities which lie before her: this involves the pushing and pulling of the physical and metaphorical elements into tensions and harmonies which will lead to a conclusion. Lynda translates her experience of being alive in the environment, a process which involves taking mental and physical notes which she feels is as much unconscious as it is conscious. Her contemplative observation of the developing images is as important as the physical application of media, hers is a working process which involves daily practice and engagement, the physicality of application, scraping back, erasing and forming is at once reductive and additive in nature.
Lynda did her initial foundation training at Harrogate College of Arts and Technology in 1987 and then went on to study Fine Art Painting and Art History at Loughborough School of Art graduating with a First Class Honours in 1992. Lynda then went on to undertake a Teaching Cerificate to teach drawing and painting in Further Education and has continued to teach art privately since moving to the Scottish Borders. She has exhibited nationally and has many works in private collections: in Sweden, Australia, Canada, Germany, UK and France. She has also been successful in receiving awards and grants for the continuation of self development and exploration into projects that she has set up.