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  I was Born in 1964 in Leigh-on-sea Essex, the family moving to Sussex in 1976 where I am still resident. From 1983 I
studied at Wimbledon School of Art, graduating in 1986 with a BA (hons) degree in fine Art.

For ten years after graduating (1986-1996) I was a full-time Freelance Artist and Illustrator, painting numerous and varied
commissions and drawing illustrations for two canine books. During this time I was also fortunate to be involved in several
group exhibitions in Sussex and sold work both non-figurative and figurative including miniature landscapes.

My paintings have always had an emphasis on the exploration of colour and were, until some six years ago, the primary
focus of my work through a non-figurative (constructivist) format. I was dissatisfied with the way this work was going
as the intention behind the work was becoming lost, and made a decision to revert back to a figurative format.

At the age of 12 I produced my very first bird painting, a puffin on a cliff. I also remember sketching the sparrows in the
garden, my first attempt at drawing from life. It seems ironic that at a crossroads with my work I am drawn back to these
creative roots.

I have been an avid bird watcher and photographer for a number of years. My husband and I have been going to the
Farne Islands for the past six years to see what has to be one of my favourite birds, the amazing Puffins. We are also
regular visitors to Exeter especially for the RSPB Avocet cruises and for the variety of wading birds. Abroad we really
enjoy bird watching in Portugal and Spain, where the variety of birds combined with clear crisp light is a photographers
and artists dream.

Through both the photographs drawings, pastels, paintings (oil & gouache) I try to explore not only the colour and
character of the bird but also a suggested narrative, a captured moment in time.

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  The Wildlife Art International Exhibition 2013
Annual Exhibition at Nature in Art Twigworth Gloucester

Gold Citation for Photography
Winner: Lynn Gould - A light in the shadows (Little Grebe)

Another unanimous decision for the judges.
"This shot captured typical behaviour, atmosphere and showed skilful handling of challenging light conditions".