Lynn Keddie



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January, St Ives

Winter will pass

Reasons to be cheerful

September mornings

Everybody feels the wind

Distant memories


Lynn is a contemporary painter of landscapes and abstract florals. Her gestural, expressive style captures the essence of a place, a mood, a time. Painting with the seasons, capturing the colour and movement with bold and energetic mark-making.

She has a close relationship with nature having photographed it professionally for nearly 20 years. Despite this she doesn't work from photographs rather spending time within a space, absorbing the energy and colours memorising elements that capture that space in time.

As part of her daily routine, she walks her dogs throughout the beautiful countryside of Somerset and Wiltshire, visiting the rugged coastline of Cornwall regularly to work. Her paintings show a keen observation of colour and energy. Taking all of her ideas and memories she returns to her studio to paint using oil or acrylics. Paintings over paintings with layers of glorious colour. Lines, marks and texture all reveal a story.


Lynn Keddie is a fine artist based in Frome, Somerset. Before moving to Frome, she lived in Wiltshire for 20 years. This part of the world is filled with wonderful scenery and stunning skyscapes.
Lynn has been a professional flower and garden photographer for 20 years, in 2009 she came back to painting. Now, she makes contemporary artworks inspired by the colours and shapes of nature and the changing seasons. Influenced but not copied by images captured through the lens for so many years.
Both Lynn's parents were Scottish, her father was an eminent scientist at Edinburgh, then Reading universities before he retired and moved to The Black Isle. He was not a fan of fine art.

Lynn Is mostly self-taught but has studied under:
Liz Hough (St Ives School of painting) 2020
Francesca Berlingieri Maxwell (RWA Drawing School) 2019
Esmé Clutterbuck (RWA Drawing School) 2018
Clare Haward (Dulwich Art Group) 2017
Paul Guldea NEAC (Mall Galleries) 2017
Louise Balaam RWA NEAC (New School of Painting) 2016
Sarah Spencer RAS NEAC 2016
Paul Newland NEAC RWS (Heatherly School of Art) 2016
Alice Mumford RWA (St Ives School of Painting) 2011
​Eric Ward (St Ives School of Painting) 2011

2019 shortlisted by the Royal West of England Academy (1 work)
2018 Exhibit at Swindon Museum and Art Galleries Collective Exhibition (2 works)
2017 shortlisted by the Royal West of England Academy (1 work)
2016 shortlisted by the Royal Society of Marine Artists-Mall Galleries (2 works)
2015 shortlisted by the Royal West of England Academy (1 work)
2014 shortlisted by the Royal West of England Academy (2works)

Lynn’s work can be found in private collections in the UK, North America and Spain.