Lindsey Hambleton British, b. 1978

BORN: 1978 Derbyshire. EDUCATION: Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester

Lindsey has painted from a very young age – the themes of trees and water appearing in her work from these early days. A professional career in painting began in 2001 after a period of studying art, and also environmental science at universities in Manchester.

I am inspired by familiar landscapes, in particular Derbyshire and the Scottish Highlands. Using new large panels I have been able to push further my technique of using broad brushstrokes to explore the forms of trees, water and land. Some paintings have evolved quickly and boldly, whilst others have taken shape over months, requiring many layers to enhance and deepen the palette and texture. My paintings are increasingly about the balance of colour and form, but just as importantly drawn from the mood of the landscape and the pure emotion of colour itself.