Lynne Cartlidge RCA

Lynne Cartlidge paints gentle and almost lyrical still life and flower studies with soft translucent colour. Influenced by Chinese brush paintings and calligraphy, her brush marks are sensitive, painterly and gently abstracted with often blurred and irregular line. Her paintings seem to vibrate or shimmer within pools of textured colour, creating an almost dreamlike experience for the viewer.

Cartlidge’s paintings are quietly deceptive in their illusion of stillness. Look more carefully and her fascination with natural light and the way it which it falls and moves with the passing of time, is revealed. Movement is thus created across her canvases, even in the smallest of corners whether in the reflection of light through water or off the pearlescent interior of a mussel shell.

Deceptively strong form sits behind her compositions giving one a calm and secure sense of balance and order. Cartlidge often triangulates her objects alongside a repeated use of the multiples of 3, which in numerology refers to the divine trinity and a satisfying sense of eternity. And yet a sense of mortality exists between the placement of everyday objects, some of which will outlive us all, with the impermanent organic.

Cartlidge was raised in Cornwall before completing her formal education at Cardiff Art College, graduating in 1987 with a degree in Fine Art. That same year she was selected for the prestigious Whitworth Young Contemporaries. More recently she was awarded funding from the Arts Council of Wales to study with the Cornish painter, Alice Mumford in 2014. She has also studied with Rose Hilton at the Newlyn School of Art. She has lived and worked in Wales since 1987 and was elected a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Arts (RCA) in 2017.

Articles and Reviews

The Bath Magazine, September 2018

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The Bath Magazine March 2018

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Lynne Cartlidge Autumn 2018 Catalogue

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Lynne Cartlidge Catalogue 2018

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    Fig and a Porcelain Cup

    Fig and a Porcelain Cup

    oil on board

    21 x 26cm (30 x 36 x 5cm with frame)

    £460

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    White Roses in an Earthenware Jug

    White Roses in an Earthenware Jug

    oil on board

    Edition: LC18/

    30 x 40cm (47 x 56 x 7cm with frame)

    £780

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    Roses with Earthenware Crockery and Pomegranate

    Roses with Earthenware Crockery and Pomegranate

    oil on canvas

    44 x 53cm (60 x 69 x 7cm with frame)

    £995

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    Mussel Shells and Blue Ceramics

    Mussel Shells and Blue Ceramics

    oil on canvas

    30 x 40cm (47 x 56 x 7cm with frame)

    £780

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    Cyclamen in Striped Bowl with Pomegranates

    Cyclamen in Striped Bowl with Pomegranates

    oil on canvas

    24 x 30cm (34 x 39 x 5cm with frame)

    £500

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    Cyclamen and Pomegranates

    Cyclamen and Pomegranates

    oil on linen

    31 x 25cm (47 x 42 x 7cm with frame)

    £560

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    Hellebores with a Single Pomegranate

    Hellebores with a Single Pomegranate

    oil on board

    40 x 31cm (56 x 48 x 5cm with frame)

    £780

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    Persimmons, Coffee Pot and Pomegranates

    Persimmons, Coffee Pot and Pomegranates

    oil on board

    30 x 40cm (47 x 56 x 5cm with frame)

    £780

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    Tulips and a Glass

    Tulips and a Glass

    oil on linen

    51 x 61cm (67 x 77 x 7cm with frame)

    £1,500

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    Sunlit Queen of the Night Tulips

    Sunlit Queen of the Night Tulips

    oil on linen

    71 x 87cm (87 x 100 x 7cm with frame)

    £3,250

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    Roses in the Dining Room

    Roses in the Dining Room

    oil on linen

    51 x 61cm (67 x 77 x 7cm with frame)

    £1,650

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    Dark Red Roses Still Life

    Dark Red Roses Still Life

    oil on linen

    51 x 61cm (67 x 77 x 7cm with frame)

    £1,500

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    Morning Sun on the Way to Church

    Morning Sun on the Way to Church

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    20 x 25cm (37 x 42cm with frame)

    £450

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    View From Park

    View From Park

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    30 x 40cm (47 x56cm with frame)

    £780

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    Autumn Cast Shadows

    Autumn Cast Shadows

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    20 x 25cm (37 x 42cm with frame)

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    Street in Autumn Light

    Street in Autumn Light

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    20 x 25cm (37 x 42cm with frame)

    £450

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    Autumn Street Scene

    Autumn Street Scene

    oil on board

    20 x 25cm (37 x 42cm with frame)

    £450

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    Edwardian Street, Autumn Light

    Edwardian Street, Autumn Light

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    20 x 25cm (37 x 42cm with frame)

    £450

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    Hellebores and a Peeled Satsuma

    Hellebores and a Peeled Satsuma

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    32 x 42cm (49 x 58 x 5cm with frame)

    £800

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    Anemones with an Empty Jug

    Anemones with an Empty Jug

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    30 x 40cm (47 x 56 x 5cm with frame)

    £780

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    Hellebores with a Teapot

    Hellebores with a Teapot

    oil on linen

    70 x 70cm (80 x 87 x 4.5cm with frame)

    £2,450

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    Roses Study II

    Roses Study II

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    21 x 26cm (36 x 42 x 7cm with frame)

    £450

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    Fallen Roses

    Fallen Roses

    oil on linen

    21 x 26cm (37 x 41 x 7cm with frame)

    £450

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    St Ives Window with Carnations and Lemons

    St Ives Window with Carnations and Lemons

    oil on board

    81 x 61cm (97 x 77 x 7cm with frame)

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    Pomegranates with a Porcelain Cup

    Pomegranates with a Porcelain Cup

    oil on board

    24 x 29cm (40 x 46 x 7cm with frame)

    £480

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    Still Life with Apricots Pear and Coffee Pot

    Still Life with Apricots Pear and Coffee Pot

    oil on board

    30 x 40cm (47 x 56 x 5cm with frame)

    £750

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    Roses with Pomegranates

    Roses with Pomegranates

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    32 x 42cm (48 x 58 x 7cm with frame)

    £780

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    Roses with Pomegranates II

    Roses with Pomegranates II

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    44 x 53cm (60 x 69 x 7cm with frame)

    £950

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    Freesias and Plums

    Freesias and Plums

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    30 x 40cm (47 x 56 x 7cm with frame)

    £750

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