“My work is about light, space and colour. I most often paint from life using everyday objects in everyday light. Daylight never stays exactly the same, and from moment to moment everything can change. 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.
I was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1964 and moved to Cornwall at the age of three when my family returned to the UK. I did my Foundation Diploma in art at Falmouth Art School, and then a Degree in Fine Art at Cardiff College of Art. For the past 30 years I have lived in wales.
I have studied painting with Alice Mumford at St Ives School of Painting, and with Hugo Grenville at Studio Grenville in Bristol.”
‘Lynne Cartlidge creates gentle compositional studies of objects found in the everyday: a vase of flowers, a teacup, the familiar settings of a table, where each positioning of an apparently ordinary item takes centre stage as resonant balanced elements, played out as a musician might arrange notes on a scale. Her work as a colourist is evident. A table cloth provides the platform of the palette as do the particular flowers appearing in the display, and the arrangement of these elements in relation to the particular light cast by the environment, the most recent being St. Ives, change the palette of shadows cast across the cloth by the objects. Zoë Gingell, Director, Cardiff MADE