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Artists in ARTWORKS: Lyn Aylward: the challenge in portraying character through posture and facial expression…

Artists in ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Lyn Aylward: the challenge in portraying character through both posture and facial expression…Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Lyn Aylward

Clare and Katie leaping

Clare and Katie leaping

My work primarily involves the portrayal of the human figure… and I relish the challenge in portraying character through both posture and facial expression…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015: Lyn Aylward – Painting Vintage People

Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015

Today, Sunday 13th September 2015, the portrait painter Lyn Aylward will be at Blackthorpe Barn demonstrating and discussing portrait painting techniques.

Sunday 13 September 2015: Lyn Aylward– Painting Vintage people

Lyn Aylward will be at the ARTWORKS exhibition from 10am – 4pm.

lyn-aylward-fly-past-oil-on-canvas-60x70cm

Fly Past by Lyn Aylward

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

Four ARTWORKS artists in Breckland Artists autumn art exhibition at Wymondham Arts Centre

Four Artworks artists, Lyn Aylward, Helen Du Feu, Chris Gamble and Roger Gamble will be exhibiting in the Breckland Artists annual Autumn exhibition.
Painting by Lyn Aylward
Breckland Artists is a group of professional artists who live and work in the South-West of Norfolk. Roger Gamble is Chairman of the group and one of the founder members.
Painting by Roger Gamble
Breckland Artists annual Autumn exhibition is at Wymondham Arts Centre from Tuesday 5th November 4 to Sunday 17th November 2013.
Breckland Artists Autumn Exhibition
 
5th – 17th November 2013
 
Wymondham Arts Centre
Becket’s Chapel
2 Church Street
Wymondham
Norfolk
NR18 0PH

Artworks Exhibition: Daily Demo : Lyn Aylward : Figurative Oil Painting

Today, Thursday 12 September 2013, the painter Lyn Aylward will be demonstrating figurative & portrait painting techniques at the Artworks exhibition.

Lyn Aylward : Figurative Oil Painting

Lyn says: My work primarily involves the portrayal of the human figure. I have always been interested in this subject matter and relish the challenge in portraying character through both posture and facial expression.

Read more about Lyn Aylward on the main Artworks website. 
Watch Lyn Aylward at work in the demonstration area of the main gallery today from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm.

Stay tuned to the blog for daily Artworks exhibition news, as a different artist will be demonstrating in the Artworks exhibition every day.

The Artworks annual exhibition is a great opportunity to see and buy new and original contemporary work by some of East Anglia’s most inspired and creative artists. All the work will be for sale.

We will also have a shop selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed work, greetings cards and postcards.

ARTWORKS 14th Annual Exhibition
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. There is also a café selling light refreshments. We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks!

Artworks : Daily Artist Demonstrations

The 13th Annnual Artworks Exhibition
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Suffolk
(Sat Nav IP30 9HZ)

8th to 30th September 2012

We are open daily, 10am to 5pm.

Artist demonstrations are located in the main barn, running from 10.30am to 4.30pm. You can drop in at any time during the day to see the artist at work, ask questions about their work, the materials and techniques they use.

Here is the full schedule of daily artist demonstrations during the Artworks exhibition:

Daily MEET THE ARTIST presentations

Saturday 8 September Lyn Aylward Painting the Figure in Oils

Sunday 9 September Ben Platts-Mills Chainsaw Carving

Monday 10 September Roger Gamble Acrylics in Action

Tuesday 11 September Katie Millard Watercolour without Pencil

Wednesday 12 September Elaine Nason Linocutting Lines

Thursday 13 September Lyn Aylward Painting the Figure in Oils

Friday 14 September Alison Jones Botanical Painting in Watercolour

Saturday 15 September Jenny Goater The Wonders of Wire

Sunday 16 September THE CURWEN STUDIO PRINTWORKS DAY—details at the desk

Monday 17 September Katie Millard Watercolour without Pencil

Tuesday 18 September Gillian Crossley-Holland Oil Pastels, the most flexible medium

Wedneday 19 September Doug Patterson Hello, I must be going…

Thursday 20 September John Glover How to Capture a Likeness

Friday 21 September Doug Patterson Hello, I must be going…

Saturday 22 September Doug Patterson Hello, I must be going…

Sunday 23 September Roger Gamble Acrylics in Action

Monday 24 September John Glover How to Capture a Likeness

Tuesday 25 September Katie Millard Watercolour without Pencil

Wednesday 26 September Gillian Crossley-Holland Oil Pastels, the most flexible medium

Thursday 27 September Ursula Kit Price Moss Printmaking without a Press

Friday 28 September Roger Gamble Acrylics in Action

Saturday 29 September Valerie Armstrong Monoprinting without a Press

Sunday 30 September Jenny Goater The Wonders of Wire

Lyn Aylward shortlisted for Anteros Arts Prize 2012

Artworks artist Lyn Aylward is one of five regional artists shortlisted for the East Anglian Artists Development Prize, a competition open to all visual artists aged under forty and living in Norfolk, Suffolk or Essex, inviting them to apply for the £5000 professional development prize.

The prize is organised by the Anteros Arts Foundation, which is based in Norwich, UK. The other shortlisted artists are: Adam Batchelor, Rachel Daniel, Rosie Winn and Thomas Joynes.

You can see examples of the shortlisted artists’ work in an exhibition currently on at Anteros Arts, which runs from 9th March to 28th April 2012. The Anteros Arts Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm.

One of the five shortlisted artists will be awarded the £5,000 prize, free access to Anteros Arts courses for a year and a solo exhibition in Spring 2013 at Anteros Arts. The judging panel comprises John Hemmant, Aude Gotto and Susan Mumford, but feedback from gallery visitors will also contribute to the final decision. The winning artist will be announced on 14 April 2012 at 2pm.

Good luck Lyn!

East Anglian Artists Development Prize exhibition
9th March to 28th April 2012

Anteros Arts Foundation
7-15 Fye Bridge Street
NORWICH
Norfolk
NR3 1LJ

Artworks Prize Draw: Faces, Figures, People

As promised, another preview of six more mini artworks from the Artwork Prize Draw, all currently on view in the Artworks 12th annual art exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn. The Prize Draw tickets are just £2 each. This selection features original artworks by: Constance Stubbs, Helen Dougall, Chris Gamble, Elaine Nason, Jenny Goater and one of our newest members Lyn Aylward.

Chris Gamble

Constance Stubbs

Elaine Nason

Helen Dougall

Lyn Aylward

Jenny Goater

The ‘Janette Place’ Mini Artworks Prize Draw takes place on Saturday 1st October 2011 at 4pm. Prize Draw tickets are on sale at £2 each throughout the duration of the Artworks exhibition – just enquire at the reception desk. All the mini artworks are original works of art!

The Mini Artworks Prize Draw provides funding for Artworks outreach work with local schools, with a proportion of the draw proceeds going to a nominated charity. In 2011 we are delighted to be supporting the innovative Bradfield Green Oak Centre project run by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. You can follow the development of the project on the Bradfield Green Oak Centre’s blog.

If you like nature-inspired art, our next mini artworks selection will be mostly devoted to landscape and trees!

The Artworks 12th annual art exhibition runs from 10 September – 2 October 2011, open 10am – 5pm daily, at Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 9JG.

Entry to the Artworks exhibition is free, there is ample parking with full disability access (two wheelchairs are also available if required). There will also be the Artworks Cafe alongside the very popular Artworks Gallery Shop, selling small paintings, original prints & drawings, ceramics, sculpture and glass, in addition to a wonderful selection of artists’ postcards & greetings cards. We hope you will enjoy your visit!

Take five with… Lyn Aylward, figurative portrait paintings

Lyn Aylward’s paintings are concerned with the human figure, portraying people from different backgrounds, in both figurative, narrative works and more traditional portraiture. Her distinctive, realist paintings also explore human relationships, family ties and recollections of childhood.

Family (from on high) oil on canvas ©Lyn Aylward

Take five with… is an ongoing series of informal interviews with Artworks artists. Without further ado, let’s ‘take five‘ with the figurative painter Lyn Aylward, who is a new member of Artworks.

Which person most encouraged you to first become an artist?
My mother first encouraged me. She studied to be an art and history teacher at Southampton during the 1960s and had (and still has) a wonderful sketchbook that she worked in that is filled with portraits and figurative studies of her room mates and friends during her time there. I have always wanted to have a sketchbook that was half as good as hers and I definitely haven’t managed it yet!

Which living artist do you most admire and why?
Chuck Close, whose work is beautiful and for bringing the portrait back into fashion when it was no longer considered to be a modern art form.  He is an inspirational artist who comes up with gems such as ‘problem solving is way too overrated‘. ‘Problem creation is much more interesting‘ and painting is ‘coloured dirt smeared on a flat surface, usually stretched around some wooden sticks‘.

Self Portrait, oil on canvas, 2000-2001 ©Chuck Close

Whereabouts in the world is (or has been) the most inspiring location for you as an artist?
I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2009 and I have to say that when I walked into the room that housed the Chuck Close, Andy Warhol and Alex Katz works I found myself in heaven.  I was on holiday with my cousins and they had to sit and wait for me for at least quarter of an hour whilst I stood in front of the Chuck Close ‘Lucas’ painting alone.  There are many fantastic works of art in the museum and I really would like to go back and spend a lot longer there.  My cousins presented me with a printed bag after the trip which includes a photograph on the front of me standing in front of the ‘Lucas’ painting.  I obviously stood there for what seemed like ages to them but nowhere near long enough for me!

Lucas, oil on canvas, 1987 ©Chuck Close

What do you listen to while creating – music, a radio station, or do you work in silence?
I am a huge fan of all types of music so often have music playing when painting.  The type of music depends on what I am working on at the time.  I mostly listen either to a classical film soundtrack or classical music as it is the only way to stop me singing along to songs and losing my concentration!  Or it has to be something sung in a different language to keep me from joining in or an audio book – usually Agatha Christie.  The golden rule for me is to NEVER put anything on that can be danced to as that just leads to some very dodgy dance moves and some shaky painting!

Dance Teachers, oil on canvas, ©Lyn Aylward

How do you generate or develop ideas for your art?
I tend to scribble ideas on bits of paper and I do have an ‘ideas’ book that I paste into any scribbles, photos or pictures that I think might inspire me at some point.  I am inspired by other artists, photographers, film, books and often the people around me so ideas can spring from anywhere.

Clare and Katie Leaping, oil on canvas ©Lyn Aylward

Could you describe your art studio set-up.
One room, no running water, no heating and the scariest steep staircase but it has wonderful big windows so excellent light.  Brilliant in the summer but freezing in the winter!

What time in the day are you at your most creative?
Definitely during the morning and the worst time is during the evening. 

What is the purpose of drawing for you as an artist?
Drawing is incredibly important for me.  I always begin paintings with preparatory sketches.  I never go straight to the canvas.  Plus I think that even if my sketches are not brilliant, they have helped me to really look at my subject so that when I get to the stage of working on canvas I have already got a good feel for the subject/sitter.

Delusions, oil on canvas ©Lyn Aylward

Is there an art medium/technique you’d most like to try but haven’t yet?
I have never tried etching and I would love to try this as I like the idea of being able to have more freedom to draw than some of the other printing methods. I have only printed using lino, lithography and collagraph to date.

If you had to choose between using a pen or a pencil – which one and why?
I would always choose a pencil. The way that you can make different marks with a pencil is the reason why.  Plus you can start a sketch using very light marks so that you are able to correct any mistakes and I find that a pencil enables me to give more tone than ink. 

Do you have a personal motto?
I heard Antony Gormley say this in a TV documentary and I have stolen it for my own motto! It is on the back of an envelope and pinned to the wall in my studio. It is ‘what is worth doing, do it completely and tell it like it is‘.

Waste Man, 2006 ©Antony Gormley

Thank you very much Lyn, for ‘taking time out‘ for the Artworks blog – we appreciate the insight into your creative world! Read more about Lyn Aylward‘s work on the Artworks official website or view many more of her paintings on her own website: www.lynaylward.co.uk

In addition to being a new artist with Artworks in 2011, Lyn Aylward is also an active member of the Norfolk artists group Breckland Artists. She exhibits her work at a number of galleries throughout East Anglia and also accepts portrait commissions.

There will be another ‘take five‘ artist interview on the Artworks blog soon, so stay tuned…