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Lynsey Nicholson Art
Meet the Maker - Lynsey Nicholson
What do you do?
I am a Durham based artist creating a range of dramatic abstract paintings inspired by my beautiful local area, the daily movement of life and the feelings and emotions that are provoked by them.
The multi-layered, textured works are developed with a range of textural adhesive, inks, acrylic and oil paint, spray paint and metallic leaf.
How did you get started?
I have always had a passion for art from a very early age. After completing a BA (hons) Visual Communications at Leeds College of Art and Design I trained as an Art, Ceramics and Photography teacher which I have been working as for 12 years.
4 years ago I felt I needed to push myself as an Artist. Exploring Durham City and the local countryside with my family, I took inspiration home and found ideas for many paintings.
4 years on I have slowly began to promote my work via Instagram and Facebook and sell work.
Is this your full time job?
Sadly this is not my full time job! I am a secondary school Art, Ceramics and Photography Teacher in East Durham.
Where do you create?
I currently create my work in my garage at home in Durham city but will be moving into a new house soon with my own painting room that overlooks the river.
Tea or coffee?
Coffee on a morning and tea in the afternoon. And I’ve just discovered ice tea!
Where is your favourite local place?
I love the beautiful winding streets and cobbles of the city centre which are a big inspiration to many of my paintings. I Also love to visit Hill End and High force for walks with my husband John, son Milo and Labradoodle Sullivan.