Lynda Wilson

Lynda Wilson, My Italian Journey, screenprint, 39x57cm, £50 Also available as an artist book in a varied edition.

Lynda explores the built and natural environments through sketches and photography before developing her ideas in the studio by drawing, painting, printmaking and artist bookmaking. Artist books are three dimensional and their diversity of structure allows her to echo architectural forms. Themes embrace the water’s edge, coastal findings and cityscapes. Various mediums, particularly screenprinting, stencil and monotype, are incorporated into the books; also pop-up and perforation, to support the contained idea.

Lynda studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art (1963 – 70), receiving an Andrew Grant Bequest travel award to Italy in 1969. She worked in various public and private architects’ practices, and taught at Edinburgh College of Art (1989 – 2008). She now lives and works as an artist in Edinburgh and is a member of Edinburgh Printmakers.

Recent exhibitions include:

  • Journey, Edinburgh Printmakers, 2023
  • Making Waves, Upright Gallery, Edinburgh, 2023
  • bound : unbound, Whitespace, Edinburgh, 2023
  • Modern Marks, Brick Lane Gallery, London, 2023
  • Pattern, Upright Gallery, 2022
  • Kinship, Edinburgh Printmakers, 2022
  • MacMillan Art Show, Edinburgh, 2022 and 2023
  • Paisley Art Institute, 2022
  • Nature Works, Upright Gallery, Edinburgh, 2021;
  • On the Beach, Dungeness Open Studios, Dungeness, Kent, 2021;
  • Our Lockdown Journey, Northlight Gallery, Stromness, 2021;
  • Re-connections, Upright Gallery, Edinburgh, 2020;
  • Coming up for Air, Upright Gallery, Edinburgh, 2020;
  • Precipitous City, Upright Gallery, Edinburgh (2019);
  • bound;unbound, &Gallery, Edinburgh (2018); 
  • Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW), Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh (2019, January and December 2018; 2017, January and December 2015);
  • RSW Summer Exhibition, Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie (2017);
  • Reflections, Northlight Gallery, Stromness, Orkney (2016);
  • Connections: Scotland and Italy, Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie (2016).
  • Various artist markets 2018-2020 at Art Walk Porty, Colony of Artists and Out of the Blue, all Edinburgh.
  • Various artist book markets with bound:unbound (see News section of website).

Artist books are in the collections of Edinburgh City Libraries (Fine Art); Edinburgh College of Art – University of Edinburgh; and the Scottish Poetry Library, and private collections.

Lynda is available for commissions.