Artist Lindsey Tyson’s latest works have taken their inspiration from the often harsh climate of the North Sea. Entitled ‘Shipping Forecast’, the abstract works will make their public debut at Filey’s Seagull Gallery.
Working from her studio at Woodend in Scarborough, Lindsey is inspired and driven by a love of nature and the inherent essence of her surroundings. Originally a weave designer in the Automotive industry, after starting a family, she became self-employed and sidestepped into the world of art.
Lindsay said: ‘Wild weather and dramatic landscapes have always thrilled me. As a small child, leaning into and being blown along by a strong autumnal wind, standing in front of 100 feet high waves bashing against the castle foot, or walking in a heavy downpour – I have always loved the elements, the atmosphere and the energy of the seasons, and being at one with nature.’
She qualified as a textile designer with a first-class Honours degree in woven textiles, Lindsey has been working as a creative professional for over 25 years. For the past 15 years running her own contemporary craft business supplying galleries around the UK, artwork has always been an important part of Lindsey’s practice.
Being based in Scarborough means that the sea features heavily in her work. As Lindsay says: ‘In my latest paintings, I hope to capture some of the atmosphere and energy of Yorkshire’s wondrous land and sea scape.’