Lys was born in Perth in 1951. She studied at Duncan of Jordanstone and graduated in Drawing and Painting, and went on to teach art initially in mainstream then to pupils with a range of special needs, a truly enriching experience.
Lys now paints full time, working in oils and acrylics to express her love of the sea, shore and trees. She spends long hours watching waves in all weathers and finds inspiration as she sees the wind whip up waves, the light catch a detail or the water carve runnels in the sand. She much prefers skeletal winter trees!
Lys now also uses her computer as an additional medium, producing photo-based art work and also digital painting, which uses the same skills and digital tools as her oils / acrylic work, without the mess to clean up!
Her work is dramatic and evocative and expresses her emotional and visual involvement in the wild beauty of Scotland. Her bold use of colour, sometimes vivid, sometimes subtle and mysterious, provides opportunity for reminiscence, contemplation and, above all, enjoyment.
Her work is hung in private collections throughout the world, England, Ireland, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, France, Australia and of course Scotland!
Someone once bought one of Lys’s larger paintings and built a wall especially for it - cool!
Lys is an artist member of the Glasgow Society of Women Artists and is pleased to exhibit in their twice yearly shows.