About

Lynette Weir - Artist & Printmaker

Artist & Printmaker

Linocuts

Traditional Printmaking – Limited Edition Handpainted Linocuts

Drawings & Illustration

Drawings – Illustrations – pen & ink – pencil – watercolour

Design & Licensing

Licensing artworks – companies – individuals – products – design – contact – copyright

Lynette Weir

“I was born in 1963 in the Sutherland Shire, Sydney, and have been living in the Northern Rivers, NSW since 1990.

I grew up surrounded by, and exploring, the Sydney bushland. It is these experiences that have provided the passion, inspiration & obsession for wildflowers and nature which dominate my artwork. As Claude Monet said “I must have flowers, always, and always.”

A strong love and practice of drawing provides me with the foundation for the creation of my artwork. Alongside drawing, linocuts have become my predominant focus.

The medium of linocut requires you to refine your vision into shapes that can be carved in lino extending my focus from the strong attention to fine detail within my drawing, to a more simplified graphic quality.

My current arts practice is to use this strong graphic quality of the linocut print, alongside the freedom of colour expression of hand colouring, to explore colour and design. Further, I use photography to extend and enhance my vision to more closely explore my subject matter.

My aim is to produce beautiful artworks with strong vibrant designs that inspire people to look more closely to observe the natural world around them.”

Portrait Photo Credits – Peter Derrett OAM

Australian Linocut Artist

Awards & Recognition

Education

Publications

  • 2009 – Homespun Yearbook – focus in this issue on Australian Flora and Fauna
  • 2008 – Visual arts : a resource for units 2A-2B – Lunda Kuntyj & Beth Harcourt – Tutorials
  • 2006 – Garden Clinic Magazine – article by Rebecka Delforce called ‘Drawn to Natives’.
  • 2003 –  Viewing and Representing in Context 2 – Thomson Learning – Sturt Desert Pea
  • 2003 – The Northern Star – ‘Tradition of Fine Art’ Weekender Magazine Kalinda Gallery Exhibition
  • 2001 – The Blue Mountains Monthly iMag October Edition featuring NSW State Floral Emblem Cover
  • 2000 – The Northern Star Article – ‘Olympics Bound’ about the Exhibition ‘State of the Waratah’ at the NSW Royal Botanic Gardens

Exhibitions

  • 2017‘Imaginings’ A Print Exchange Folio & Exhibition Curated by Rona GreenNeospace
  • 2014 – Group Exhibition – ‘Wildflowers & Birds’ – Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina
  • 2013 – Group Exhibition – ‘Wildflowers’ – Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina NSW
  • 2004 – Kolinda Gallery – Alstonville
  • 2004 – Featured Artist – Australian Celtic Festival Art Exhibition – Glen Innes NSW
  • 2003 – Newcastle Mater Misericordiae Hospital Palliative Care, Community Art Project – Celtic Art
  • 2003 – Capercaillie Winery & Gallery – Hunter Valley NSW
  • 2003 – Parc Menai Celtic Festival – Sutherland Shire Council
  • 2002 – Persephones Window, Byron Bay
  • 2001 – Persephones Window, Byron Bay
  • 2001 – Featured Artist ‘Florafed ‘ Sutherland Shire Council Centenary of Federation & Heritage Festival – Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre Community Gallery
  • 2000 – Group Exhibition – ‘State of the Waratah’ Olympic Arts Festival, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
  • 1999 – 2002 – Various group exhibitions – Kolinda Gallery, Alstonville
  • 1998 – Kolinda Gallery, Alstonville

Awards

  • 2009 –  Third – Art other than Painting – Bentley Art Prize
  • 2008 –  Wildlife And Botanical Artists Incorporated – Wildlife Art @ Discovery – Silver Award (Prints)
  • 2000 –  First – Art other than Painting – Bentley Art Prize
  • 1999 –  First – Art other than Painting – Bentley Art Prize
  • 1998 –  First – Art other than Painting – Bentley Art Prize
  • 2001 –  Commended – ‘Local Images’ – Southern Cross Art Prize Judge: Glenn Cooke & Irena Hatfield
  • 2000 –  Highly Commended – Printmaking – Southern Cross Art Prize Judge: Robyn Daw
  • 1999 –  Fifth – SES Upper Clarence Art Exhibition
  • 1999 –  Commended – Coffs Harbour City Art Exhibition
  • 1998 –  Highly Commended Printmaking – Southern Cross Art Prize Judge: Peter Denham

Galleries

1998 – 2015  – Represented in the following Galleries 

  • 2010 – 2013 – DAY FINE ART – BLACKHEATH NSW
  • 1998 – 2013 – KOLINDA GALLERY – ALSTONVILLE NSW
  • 2000 – 2014 – ELTHAM VILLAGE GALLERY, ELTHAM NSW
  • 2001 – 2002 – PERSEPHONE’S WINDOW, BYRON BAY NSW
  • 2001 – 2013 – ARTICLES FINE ART GALLERY, Stanwell Park, NSW
  • 2004 – 2007 – EVERGLADES – LEURA, National Trust NSW
  • 2001 – HAZELHURST REGIONAL COMMUNITY GALLERY – ‘Florafed’ Centenary of Federation Exhibition
  • 2001 – 2002 – GALLERY ON LURLINE, Katoomba NSW
  • 1999 – 2000 – SUNSET GALLERY, Port Macquarie NSW
  • Cards available from ANBG – THE BOTANICAL BOOKSHOP – Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra

Artwork available through this website – current & new work is available for exhibitions.

 

Designer of the Week is brilliant linocut artist Lynette Weir @lynweir for her gorgeous Australian wildflower prints! – August 16 2017

– Lizzie Montgomery

Designer & Artist, UK. Exponent of craftsmanship in all its beauty