Painting is incredibly soothing for me and all comes from my connection to the natural world. I am a big believer in healing from immersion in the natural world. I love the atmospherics of a place and capturing these on canvas. For example, I love to see my breath revealed on an icy cold day as it suddenly appears before me, reflections in water, shadows of trees, foliage and visually depicting birdsong. I love the morning chorus at dawn, the splash on a lake with its mystery depths below and fog lifting from the trees. I use natural materials such as plants, twigs and thistles to apply paint, which further strengthens this link.
Painting intuitively is definitely best! I trust my 'sixth sense' to make marks in my painting to bring out the unexpected, the surprising and the hidden. I use many paint layers to create texture, building wet onto dry paint, scratching through. Removing paint is as important to my art process as adding paint.
My life is enriched so much through my painting. It gives me a fulfilling life and confidence. The more I explore, the better my work becomes and the more joy I get from it.
BA, MA, Teaching Cert. ED.
My Curriculum Vitae
2000 - 2002 Chesterfield College Foundation Studies - Art and Design, Edexcel Awarded - merit.
2003 - 2005 Sheffield Hallam University - Bachelor of Arts with Second Class Honours (1st Division) in Fine Art. 23rd June 2005
2005 - awarded - The Diane Wilcock's Lifelong Learning Prize.
2009 - 2010 Diploma in Photography, Photography Inst. online, 16th March
2008 - 2011 part time , De Montfort University, Leicester, Master of Arts in Photography. 1st July, 2011 - under artists name - Lynne Greenstreet
2011 - De Montfort University Hons. degree show - Photograms
2005 - Hallam University Degree Show, Sheffield, From Within
2005 - Site Gallery, Spectral Electrical, Photograms
2006 - Sheffield Exhibition Room, Paradise Square. From Within - Photograms
2011 - De Montfort University Degree Show, Leicester, Avian Signatures
2012 - Cupola Gallery, Avian Signatures, Photograms.
2019 - Church Farm Gallery, Baslow, Derbyshire.
2019 - The Great Sheffield Art Show, Sheffield
2020 - The Great Sheffield Art Show Online.
2020 - Dronfield Arts Festival.
2021 - Dronfield Arts Festival
2022 - Dronfield Hall Barn Exhibition
2023 - Dronfield Hall Barn Exhibition
2023 - The Great Sheffield Art Show Online