After raising a family and a career in teaching Lynne got the opportunity to return to art college and follow her passion; graduating from Brighton University with a BA in Fine Art in 2005. Since then, she has worked from a studio in Central St Leonard’s and has exhibited widely. She is a member of SoCo Artists, Lloyds Art Group, Studio VII and Hastings Arts Forum.

I largely work in 3D using non-traditional materials. My art ranges from small to large, from abstract to the absurd and from tiny people inhabiting strange worlds to large sculptures and installations.

I enjoy the process of experimenting with materials and ideas and I find objects that have an existing history act as a trigger for those ideas and transformations.

The act of cutting up a book feels somewhat subversive but I like to shock and do the unexpected, to be unpredictable and surprise people- rather than make work that looks safe or comfortable.

It’s the thrill of combining new objects and materials from very different contexts and making them ‘sing together’. I like to tell a story about the human condition and our frailties.

Materials used -
Books, boxes, tins, circuit boards, abacuses, cuttlefish from the beach, bones found in the woods, insects found in windows, small objects from charity shops, boot fairs, ebay and donations


My altered books are a collection of objects that in juxtaposition reflect the theme, title or chapter heading of the book. They are also about the passing of time.

The left hand side, the part we have read, represents the past and that part is sealed because we cannot return to it.

The right hand side represents the future and this may contain glimpses of what that might be.

Small worlds
Circuit boards

My assemblages are a tongue-in-cheek look at our lives. Here small people bustle about thinking they are important in their own little worlds but in the context of the bigger picture they are insignificant. A lesson to us all, ‘the graveyard is full of indispensable people!’

Specimen cases

These are a comment on life’s transience. We are all just passing through and when we have gone we leave traces behind in artefacts and our remains. Over time even these fade and decay. The real person continues to exist in genetics and in the memories of others.

Tin Art

These are fun pieces of portable art containing elements of the above.


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