Lynda Cookson looks for vibrancy in her work. “Finding the energy, the life force, in my subjects is really important to me. I try to create a “Ping!” in each painting – something simple, but which invites closer viewing, or which delights in some way.”
In 2001, this self-taught Durban-born artist and her husband decided to move from the Cape to the west of Ireland. They spent the next 13 years in the Maam Valley of Connemara and Lynda opened her own gallery. She also began teaching her own art techniques – she is in love with both oils and the palette knife.
In 2014 Lynda and her framer husband moved to Brittany in France, where they now live with their exuberant, large, long-haired Irish German Shepherd named Bridie. Their home is a 400 year old stone tower farm house on a couple of acres surrounded by fields. They have also acquired a motor home and now they travel around France, UK and Ireland. “I’m like a whacky snail with her colourful home and studio on her back!” quips Lynda. . She sells her work internationally, especially in USA, South America, Canada, Australia, Malaysia and Europe.