How it all began – Lindsey Cooper
I’ve been creative for as long as I can remember, drawing, painting and making things from an early age. I studied art at college during the 1970s and became serious about it many decades later! Born in South Yorkshire I now live in Northumberland, having studied in Newcastle I loved the area so much I stayed.
As a painter and printmaker I am lucky to live in Hexham where access to both the countryside and the coast, and therefore a never ending source of inspiration, is a short drive away.
I paint in acrylics on canvas, sea and the coastline being a favourite subject that I find I return to again and again.
My lino prints are handprinted using oil based ink on Japanese paper. Lino print is a relatively new passion and I have discovered a love of the whole process, from design to handcarving the lino to printing the final image. The challenge for me is in the mark making, using different marks to represent very diverse subjects, from buildings to fluffy seed heads, using the same basic tools – it’s a wonderful and creative puzzle!
I am starting to run lino print workshops in 2020, these will be small groups (maximum 5) and will be held in my lovely studio in Hexham. Contact me for more information.