Lin Kerr’s landscapes are works in oil, with layers of glazes and areas of impasto thickly applied, scratched into with added marks. These colourful contemporary landscapes of Oxfordshire’s iconic landscapes are often moody or atmospheric and lean towards abstraction. She draws in situ from the wealth of inspiration in the surrounding countryside and works from drawings and her photos.
Lately she has been creating little gem-like watercolours of ‘scrappy flower arrangements’ with loose watercolour washes, which are also available as giclées. Her colours are fresh yet gentle, often pinks, purples and the yellows of spring blossoms. These are washed over pen and ink and there is a marriage of design with an overlay of mingling colours. ‘I search for seasonal colour, looking around the hedgerows for berries and flowers, especially wild flowers, but sometimes I cannot resist my favourite wee garden flowers’, says Lin.
Lin has B.A. fine art (hons.) degree. She teaches oils at Oxford Summer School and Ardington School of Craft as well as running Notan-drawing classes online. and She is an elected member of Oxford Art Society and manages Instagram for OAS.
Website and blog: www.linkerrdesign.co.uk