About the Artist : Lynda Cookson “I am inspired by colour, movement and texture – and believe that a good dose of humour is very important in certain aspects of my work – as in ‘The Piggy Collection’. I mainly use acrylics and oils on canvas, sometimes using my own handmade paper and various fabrics for texture beneath the paint. Most of my work is done with palette knives but I also use sponges, pieces of cardboard and even paper table napkins and scrunched plastic, with brushes laying claim to only a small part of the process.”
Biography: Art Resume : Lynda Cookson Exhibitions To Come: July 2006 : Salthill Promenade, Project 06, Galway August 2006 : Solo Exhibition, Airfield Trust, Dublin During 2006 : Groups exhibitions as part of ‘Janus’ (see Janus group description at end of Resume) Dublin, Killarney, Kilkenny, Galway and other parts of Ireland March 2007 : Solo exhibition, Sala Barna, Barcelona, Spain Recent Past Exhibitions: March 2006 : Group exhibition, Sala Barna, Barcelona, Spain March 2006 : Group exhibition 8x8, Fisheries Tower, Galway February 2006 : Group exhibition, Bold Art Gallery “Floral Collage” Dec 2005 : Represented Ireland at Florence Biennale, Italy October 2005 : Munch, Woodquay, Galway Aug 2005 : Solo Exhibition : St Patrick’s Trian, Armagh City June 2005 : Art in the West, Galway May 2005 : Sala Barna, Barcelona, Spain Feb to end May 2005 : Original Oil Print Collection at Central Bank, Dublin Nov 2004 : Art Ireland Autumn Collection, Dublin Nov 2004 : Athenry Library, Co. Galway, Group exhibition June, Aug and Sept 2004 : People’s Art, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin June/July 2004 : 2004 Woman’s Panorama Art Exhibition, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa May 2004 : Art Ireland Summer Collection, Dublin April/May 2003 : Installation Exhibition “Crossing/Knotting”, Nordbahnhof Station, Berlin July to Oct 2003 : The Boat Inn, Oughterard, Co Galway Nov 2003 : Galway Library, Solo Exhibition 1999 to 2001 : Various venues in Johannesburg, Greyton and Cape Town, South Africa; and Swakopmund, Namibia Professional Member : Visual Artists Ireland AWAI – American Writers and Artists Incorporated Founder and Organiser : 2005 Art in the West exhibition in Galway www.artinthewest.com Collections of my work : Mr L Murrin, Dawn Foods, Naas, Dublin, Ireland Mr Al Boyd, Arizona, USA Ms S J Lynch, Galway, Ireland Mrs Nancy McAllister, Guntersville, Alabama, USA Commissions : South Africa : Mr D Bose (3), Mrs B de Villiers (2) United Kingdom : Mr A Firth (1) Ireland : Ms S J Lynch (3) Work sold in : South Africa, Namibia, many parts of the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Spain, Dominican Republic On Design Team for : Dezign Inc., Harare, Zimbabwe (producers of T-shirts, aprons, paper items, mugs, etc) Logo Design for : Art in the West exhibition in Galway www.artinthewest.com Digital Art : Sold from www.artocracy.com Refocus Now catalogue (UK), 2005 Spring edition www.refocus-now.com Writing : Art Writer for “Galway Now” and “Cork Now” Magazines Contributor : Two issues “Moving In” interior decorating magazine, Dublin “Living It” magazine, Dublin “Boots ‘n All” internet travel magazine “The eArt Directory” launched at 2005 Art in the West Exhibition. “How to Make Handmade Paper”, published August 2005 Curator and Contributor “Art in the West 2005” catalogue Presently studying Travel Writers course; and Proofreading and Copy Editing course. Own website : www.lyndacookson.com My work is featured on many group and guest websites for both art and writing Media Interviews : March 2006 - TV1 and Radio1 Barcelona during Exhibition at Sala Barna, Barcelona Personal Details : Born in Durban, South Africa in June 1954. Lived in various parts of South Africa until 2001, including the Drakensberg Mountains, Durban and Pietermartizburg in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Pretoria, Greyton and Cape Town. Travelled extensively within Southern Africa including Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. Have visited Australia, New Zealand and various countries in Europe. Emigrated to Ireland in 2001 ‘Janus’ is the group name chosen by the artists who represented Ireland at the 2005 Florence Biennale, for their collective exhibitions in Ireland. The name is taken from the Mythological Greek god of ‘new beginnings’. The ten members who represented Ireland are : Bob Anderson; Bridget Flannery; Greg Long; Lynda Cookson; Patrick Walshe; Paul Flynn; Stephen Bennett; Syra Larkin; Teresa Moran; Tony Gunning. Eight of the above members will be constant exhibitors with ‘Janus’.
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