After a career in graphic Design and Lettering Arts, Lin has returned to her first love – oil painting.
She is exploring mood and atmosphere through cloudscapes and landscapes, often in a square format, with mark-making using brushes, her fingers or a palette knife. In her contemporary landscapes, she works from observation, sketches and photographs.
She has a fine arts degree majoring in oils, but she wanted to catch up with what’s new in oil painting and also experiment with the rheology of oil paints, glazes and impasto. She is currently doing a one-year diploma course in Norfolk, studying the work of the masters from Turner to Matisse and Rothko; interpreting their styles in a contemporary way.
Lin teaches oil painting at Oxford Summer School and Ardington School with occasional workshops in her studio. She and her husband came to the UK from South Africa in 1998, and settled in Chilton in 2008. She loves Oxfordshire and the wealth of inspiration in the surrounding countryside.
Until 2016, she taught graphic design and calligraphy internationally and is one of the better known British Lettering Artists.