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.

My work can currently be seen at:

The Allendale Forge Studios Art Centre, Allendale Market square, Allendale, NE47 9BD

The Sarah Loveland Gallery, 6 Battle Hill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1BB

Robinson-Gay Gallery, 3a Market Street, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3NS

The Creative Artists Studios, Military Road, East Wallhouses, Vallum Farm, NE18 0LL

The Little Bird House, Wheelbirks Farm, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7HY

Past Exhibitions

2019

Artists in the Abbey, July 2019

Artist in residence, Sarah Loveland Gallery – November 2019

The Christmas Art and Craft Fair, Clara Vale – 23 November 2019

The Alston Christmas Market, Alston – 29 November to 1 December 2020

The Designer Makers Market, Queen’s Hall, Hexham – 30 November 2019

The Affordable Art Fair, The Thought Foundation, Birtley, Gateshead – 1 November – January 2020

2018

Artists in the Abbey – July 2018

Artist in residence, The Sarah Loveland Gallery – September 2018

Inspired by our land, The Sill, November 2018 to February 2019

The Designer Makers Market, Queen’s Hall – December 2018

2017

A Shared View, Northumberland Studios, a collaborative exhibition with my sister, Kathy Stevens

Alnmouth Arts Festival

Water Marks, a solo exhibition at Allendale Forge Studios, Allendale, Hexham.

The Holy T Arts Festival, Holy Trinity Church, Jesmond, Newcastle

The Spirit of Growing, a group exhibition in Hexham Abbey

2016

Open spaces, Hexham Empty Shop Project

Collection 2, Shepherds Dene Retreat Centre, Dene Close, Riding Mill, NE44 6AF

2015

Artists at Work, Creative Guild, Hexham Campus, Northumberland College, St Mary’s Wynd, Hexham

2014

Network Artists Showcase exhibition, Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS

Art Squared, The Allendale Forge Studios Art Centre, Allendale Market square, Allendale, NE47 9BD

2013

Inspired, Shepherds Dene Retreat Centre, Dene Close, Riding Mill, NE44 6AF

Ten, Scott’s At The Forum Cinema, Market Place, Hexham, NE461XF

Art Tour Open Studio event, at  Shepherds Dene Retreat Centre, Dene Close, Riding Mill, NE44 6AF

2012

The Art Sale, Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS

Winter, The Allendale Forge Studios Art Centre, Allendale Market square, Allendale, NE47 9BD

New Beginnings, HexhamAabbey, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3NB

Solo exhibition, Scott’s At The Forum Cinema, Market Place, Hexham, NE461XF

2011

Art Tour Open Studio event, Barnes photography studio, Prudhoe (now closed)

2009

Landscapes and Seashores, Solo exhibition, The Allendale Forge Studios Art Centre, Allendale Market square, Allendale, NE47 9BD

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