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Lynn Bennett-Mackenzie
Registered: 19/01/2011   Last Update: 19/01/2011
BA hons Fine Art

Croit mo Sheanair
29 Strath
Gairloch
Ross-Shire
Iv21 2DA
Tel: 01445 712389
Email: lynnbmack67@yahoo.co.uk
www.lbm-art.moonfruit.com

Brief biography & statement
Born in 1967, Lynn Bennett-Mackenzie is an established artist living and working in north west Scotland. She was brought up in the remote rural areas of the Highlands of Scotland. Lynn studied at Gray’s School of Art graduating in 1990 and now has a workshop/studio on a picturesque croft, from where she also operates a thriving framing business She works in various media – oils, mixed media, watercolour & pen & ink. Her work is evocative of the Highlands and is inspired by the light, colours & stories of the area as is particularly evident in her pen & ink drawings. She has shown work in various exhibitions and taken part in community and international projects including The Big Picture, Wild Wood , Landfill art, and was recently invited to attend an International Art Symposium in Russia. Her work is innovative, original and versatile and she aims to capture an essence of emotion in her work, drawing the viewer in to the story that unfolds. Her work is intuitive and comes from within, drawing on her experiences from where she lives and from places and people she meets & visits. Her latest works focus on the invisible connections between us and the world at large. She is fascinated by the notion of what is around us that cannot be seen but often felt by some, faith, and the way people interpret consciousness & reality. Her work has been described as having a gentle beauty, softness and light and dynamism. Lynn hopes that her work will make people more aware of their own internal power and our ability to adapt and change.

Solo shows

Solo Exhibition Eden Court Theatre Inverness 1991


Projects

Wild Wood Community Project Gairloch 1993
Exchange Group Trip – Wild Wood Poland 1995
The Big Picture Highlands 1997
Two Lochs Radio fundraising CD “Coig” Gairloch 2008
Landfill art project International ongoing
Breath of the Epos –international art symposium Elabuga, Russia 2010
Smiles Warsaw 2011
Queen of Democracy London 2011

Mixed shows

An Talla Solais Ullapool 2005, 2006, 2007
West Coast Open 3 An Talla Solais Ullapool 2007
Highland Open studios Lime tree, Fort William 2007
Highland Art Fair Strathpeffer 2007
Macmillan show Strathpeffer 2008
Highland Open Studios Beauly 2008
Highland Art Show Strathpeffer 2008
An Talla Solais – West coast open 4 Ullapool 2008
Postcards for sick kids Edinburgh 2008
An Talla Solais – members show 5 Ullapool 2009
Highland open studios Eden court theatre, Inverness 2009
Macmillan highland art fair Foulis Castle 2009
Salon de Refuses Tore Gallery 2009
Christmas show Beauly Gallery 2009
ESSA show Edinburgh 2009
Strathpeffer art fair Strathpeffer 2009
Members Christmas show An Talla Solais, Ullapool 2009
Highland Hospice show Beauly 2010
An Talla Solais Ullapool 2010
ESSA Edinburgh 2010
Artswap 2010 International 2010
Postcards for sick kids Edinburgh 2010
Art off the rock Stirling 2010
Highland Art Fair Strathpeffer 2010
Twitterartshow Moss,Norway 2010
Artswap II International 2010
Flex 2010 India – touring cities 2011
Smiles Warsaw 2011
Queen of Democracy London 2011

Joint shows

Elements Gairloch heritage museum 2007
Elements II Macphail Centre, Ullapool 2007
Gallery Artists Regent Gallery, Somerset April/May2009
Fine Lines – joint show with Kate Mackay Regent Gallery, Somerset June 2009
Mixed show Beauly Gallery 2009
Mixed show The Studio, Fortrose 2009
Beauly Gallery Beauly – May – July 2010
Breath of the Epos – Ivan Shishkin gallery Elaguba, Russia & to tour 2010 ongoing
Joint show Galerie Sigvardson, Denmark 2010
Mixed show Inchmore Gallery, Inverness 2010/2011

I have over the years done various works for illustration purposes including Visitscotland, wedding invitations and Two Lochs radio. Some of my works are on permanent show in Bridge Cottage Gallery, Poolewe , and I am a member of Highland Open Studios from 2007- present, An Talla Solais, Ullapool, Visual Arts Scotland.