About

LYNN BAXTER

As an abstract painter and sculptor with a wide practice and interests, I work in a number of media, including wood and metal. I love industrial landscapes, the abstraction of letter forms, found materials, the old crafts, the written word.

My earlier career includes publishing, theatre, arts- and public art- administration, serving with charitable and public bodies.

I hold a first class BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, the University of Dundee, where I received two awards, including the Alastair Smart Memorial Prize for sculpture. I have an MA in English Literature and Language from the University of Edinburgh and also studied at Ruskin College, Oxford, the University of Warwick and Dundee College.

I now live and work in Somerset.

Commissions:

Bas relief, A Cabinet of Curiosities for Perth’s Eight Trades , for Volvo.

Residencies:

Yorkshire Sculpture Park International Student Residency, YSP and York St John University

Artist in Residence at Cromarty, awarded by the Cromarty Arts Trust

Exhibitions:

I have been an Invited artist, and had both solo and two-person shows, group and mixed ones, in commercial galleries and public museums, as well as with local artists throughout Scotland. Here are some of the places I have shown in:

Aberfeldy Gallery; Broughton Gallery; Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Edinburgh Printmakers’ Workshop; Eduardo Alessandro Gallery, Dundee; Frames Gallery, Perth; Generator, Dundee; Highland Council’s touring exhibition to Inverness, Thurso and Wick Museums/Art Galleries; Perth Festival of the Arts; Braemar Gallery; the Byre Theatre, St Andrews; Perth Festival of the Arts; Pitlochry Festival Theatre; Scottish Society of Artists; Strathearn Gallery, Crieff; The Travellling Gallery, the University of Dundee.

lynn@lynnbaxterartist.co.uk