We caught up with artist Lynne Davies the other day and here is what she had to say. Lynne is an award winning artist specialising in painting wildlife and agricultural animals.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from being alone in the countryside, the seaside, beautiful lighting, travel, particularly the colours and textures of Italy, Scotland, the peace and quiet of the Norfolk broads and the New forest. I love animals and their personalities.
Which famous artist do you admire the most and why?
I have always admired Michelangelo for his passionate and also anatomically perfect drawings and paintings. I love the atmospheric abstract paintings of Turner and my favourite landscape artist is probably Seago.
What person – living or dead – would you like to spend a day with and why?
Has to be my dad. He died very young and I had nowhere near enough time with him. He was the funniest, most optimistic, never defeated person I have ever known, he could fix anything with a piece of knicker elastic.
Tell us a typical artistic day for you in 5 words
Housework, emails, painting, turmoil, perseverance
What are you working on now?
I am working on more lion paintings at the moment as I love them and they are so popular.
What’s the one thing you’d take to a desert island and why?
Besides usual survival equipment? Music and a sketch book and pencil
What was the last art exhibition you attended?
The Bath art fair
What’s your favourite colour or colour palette?
I can’t seem to stop using all the warm muted shades I saw on Italian walls. I also really love Cobalt blue as it reminds me of the Ionian sea.
What was the last book you read?
‘The light between the oceans’ by M L Stedman
Anything else you’d like to tell us?
Being an artist is really tough and certainly not as easy as a lot of people seem to think. All the hard work and determination I have put in over the years to enable me to become a full-time artist makes sense when people chose to invest in my work and I am so very grateful to all of my customers. Knowing that my paintings are now enjoyed by people all over the world makes me feel very fulfilled, worthwhile and motivated to carry on and paint more.