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

Rose Studies Catalogue March 2019

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The Bath Magazine March 2019

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The Bath Magazine, September 2018

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    Roses in a Blue Jug with Pomegranates - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    Roses in a Blue Jug with Pomegranates

    oil on board

    42 x 54cm (58 x 69 x 7cm with frame)

    £995

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    Red Table, Roses and Striped Tea Towel - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    Red Table, Roses and Striped Tea Towel

    oil on board

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

    £995

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    Faded Roses in a Yellow Jug - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    Faded Roses in a Yellow Jug

    oil on board

    33 x 42cm (49 x 58 x 7cm with frame)

    £800

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    Faded Roses with Lemon Slices - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    Faded Roses with Lemon Slices

    oil on board

    30 x 41cm (45 x 55 x 3cm with frame)

    £780

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    Roses in a White Jug with Striped Bowl - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    Roses in a White Jug with Striped Bowl

    oil on board

    44 x 53cm (60 x 70 x 7cm with frame)

    £995

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    Allotment Roses with Apples - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    Allotment Roses with Apples

    oil on board

    44 x 54cm (56 x 66cm with frame)

    £995

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    White Roses in Earthenware Jug - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    White Roses in Earthenware Jug

    oil on board

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

    £780

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    Cyclamen in Striped Bowl with Pomegranates - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    Cyclamen in Striped Bowl with Pomegranates

    oil on canvas

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

    £500

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    Mussel Shells and Blue Ceramics - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    Mussel Shells and Blue Ceramics

    oil on canvas

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

    £780

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    Pomegranates - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    Pomegranates

    oil on board

    21 x 21cm (31 x 32 x 3cm with frame)

    £420

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    Tulips and a Glass - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    Tulips and a Glass

    oil on linen

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

    £1,650

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    Roses in the Dining Room - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    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 - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    Dark Red Roses Still Life

    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 - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    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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    Hellebores and a Peeled Satsuma - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    Hellebores and a Peeled Satsuma

    oil on board

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

    £800

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    Morning Sun on the Way to Church - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    Morning Sun on the Way to Church

    oil on board

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

    £450

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    Street in Autumn Light - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    Street in Autumn Light

    oil on board

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

    £450

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    Autumn Sunshine Across the Park - Lynne Cartlidge RCA

    Autumn Sunshine Across the Park

    oil on board

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

    £450

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