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Lynette Kay

Abstract Passion - Lynette Kay
21 Sept – 12 October 2013                             

Lynette Kay studied with Charles Howard at the Froebel Institute, University of London and was offered a place at the Royal College of Art. Her painting draws on a profound interest in the connections between music, colour, shape and texture in the environment.

Lynette  was brought up in Formby and spent her childhood beside the sea. She is currently based in Oxfordshire but has lived, travelled and exhibited around the world – influenced by Picasso, Renoir as well as Inuit art in Canada and tribal art in South Africa. In recent years her work has been greatly influenced by John Hoyland, Cy Twombly, Richard Kidd and Gerhard Richter.

Lynette Kay’s paintings are often concerned with how the paint is applied and reacts with different media. The base is treated in various ways - materials are applied in an unconventional manner and paints are mixed to allow colour separation when dry. Recent work is larger and on unprimed cotton duck with acrylics.

Lynette Kay speaking about her practice said “Georges Braque once said, “making a painting is like taking a journey” and for me, the journey is often led by music. The music dictates the starting point and the colour that is so central to my work. Whenever I hear a piece of music, I see explicit colours, movement, shapes and textures in my head - a phenomenon, where one sense overlaps another, known as "Synaesthaesia".

Nic Corke, curator and owner of the Corke Gallery said “I am delighted to be showing Lynette’s stunning paintings which express her dazzling passion for life and its contradictions. Lynette successfully negotiates the boundaries between structured formalism and expressive, intuitive abstraction.  Her paintings leave the viewer with an insight into a new reality, untapped emotions or senses through her bold and varied palette which combines delicate details amongst sharp brushstrokes.”

Lynette will be attending the Private View on Friday 20 September 2013 – to book a free ticket please email gallery@corke.net stating how many places you require.

All work is for sale and admission is free

The exhibition is open to the public 1-5pm Thursday to Saturday and by appointment by calling 07773 287827.  For more details and to see Lynette’s work visit www.lynettekay.co.uk 

  

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