She studied textile design at the Glasgow School of Art before working in Canada followed by a teaching career on the Wirral.
‘Crossing Borders’ is Lynda's latest body of work and depicts her travels over the past two years. Her colourful mixed media collages depict colonial buildings of Yangon and mesmerising temples of Bagan in Myanmar. Exquisite turquoise domes and ornate blue tiles of madrassas on the silk route in Uzbekistan and rich beautifully preserved temples in Luang Prabang, Laos.
Her textile background is evident in the use of colour and texture which she combines to produce glowing collages.
This exhibition brings together Alison's vibrant and energetic paintings of sea and ice with the stillness and serenity of Rowena's sculptural forms.
The common ideas and themes shared by the artists have generated a creative exchange culminating in this exhibition, which considers the significance of time and the rhythms and flow of the tide.
Alison Critchlow and Rowena Beaty
Their exhibition, ‘A Sense of Place’ is the result of a group challenge to create a piece of work to fit a specified sized frame.
The result is a collection of interesting pieces in which each member has explored their own interpretation of the theme. The pieces are worked in a variety of techniques and displayed in simple frames.
Alongside this members are exhibiting their own personal work which is very varied and includes knitting, collage, construction and simple stitch. Group Members:
Margaret Abraham, Norma Balaam, Chris Cannon, PamEccles, Seonaid Elliott, Pat Fisher, Mary Fisher, Sandra Kedzlie, Joyce Preston and Sue Reeve.