Gallery of paintings: Lindsay Davies

Y Llunwyr ~ The Picturemakers: a collective of artists working in mid-Wales.

Biography

Lindsay Davies

Lindsay Davies, born in Altrincham, Cheshire; studied Social Anthropology at Cambridge University; trained as an Occupational Therapist in 1986.

I settled in Mid Wales in 1996, working at Llandrindod Hospital until retiring in 2012. HND part time in Design Crafts at Hereford Art College 2001-2005.

My background is in amateur life drawing / mixed media paintings and ceramics. I had a spell in the early 2000s when I was selling work to local galleries.

I go out into the hills and draw on a regular basis and then I return to the studio to translate my sketches into paintings. I enjoy being part of an art collective: discussing painting and drawing with other painters; putting my work up for constructive criticism and discussing other painters' work, learning more about the whole process.

My new work is based on visits to a wonderful nature reserve near Rhayader: Cors y Lynn. It is a swamp in the true sense of the word and is only accessible walking along a wooden broadwalk. The pools and marshland; stunted pine trees, skeleton dead trees; mosses and heather are a unique environment.

This year I also visited Orkney and stayed on South Ronaldsay, immersing myself in the bay at Honeysgoe for a week and watching the seals who live there. I also attended Leith School of Art for a week's course on painting "Imaginary Landscapes". A couple of the landscape studies are on my page.