Lynn Rodgie is constantly inspired by her environment with the Scottish countryside around her providing an endless stream of ideas for her vibrant, expressive landscapes. Although she admits that, “The soft rolling hills of the Borders are perhaps not as spectacular as the rugged north or as picturesque as the Lake District, but it has a gentle pull that grows on you over time. The geometric shapes and colours of the ploughed fields or rows of hay bales in a golden field are visions that get me itching to pick up a paintbrush.”
Lynn works mainly from photographs. She said, “Photographs enable me to capture the pattern, shapes and composition of a particular painting and I can enhance the colours and vigour of the scene when I am back in the studio.” She works mainly in acrylics as she enjoys the versatility of the medium which she uses to extraordinary effect when describing the interplay of light and shadow.
Having grown up in an artistic environment, Lynn studied at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. Her father, also an artist, has inspired and encouraged her throughout her life. Later influences were leading Scottish artists James Fullerton, John Bellany and Lin Pattulo. After obtaining a BA Hons degree in Graphic Design she worked as a designer in Glasgow for a number of years before deciding to paint full-time.