Lynda Cookson Fine Art







Lynda Cookson

Lynda Cookson Fine Art

Morbihan, Brittany


Lynda Cookson came from a family of artists and began her career as an artist in 1994 whilst living in Cape Town, South Africa. Her business Paperways was centred around handmade paper and collage until 1999 when she was able to devote her time to painting. She began as a watercolourist but swiftly moved on to painting the wildlife of Southern Africa using acrylic on canvas.

In 2001 Lynda moved to Ireland and settled in Connemara, Co Galway. It took a couple of years before she felt she had begun to absorb and take on some of her new environment and in that time she began to experiment with oil paints. Oils and palette knives have been her medium and tools of choice since that time.

In December 2014 she and her husband moved from Ireland to Brittany in France where she continues to paint and teach in a stunning 17th Century farm house. (Check her blog for art class and workshop information)

Her painting style developed from her fascination with texture, colour and movement and her paintings continue to express a strong sense of energy and vitality. She aims for a feeling of excitement and inner recognition from her viewers. Abstract and impressionism are her passion.

She is a creative painter, using subjective inspiration as merely a starting point for the painting to develop, and generally choosing to use pure, unmixed colour, letting it work its magic by sitting side by side with, or on top of, another colour. Abstract is her passion and is a strong influence in all the work she undertakes.

Constant study of the work of acclaimed artists, plus experimentation with different influences, mediums, tools and techniques has kept her work fresh and growing.

In October 2013 Lynda became a Founding Member, together with three of her former students, of the group Bold Strokes. They plan to exhibit at least four times a year and their first project is entitled "For the First Time". Bold Strokes have a FaceBook page at

Lynda runs monthly workshops in and around her studio (The Painter’s Palette) in the Lantillac area of Morbihan in Brittany, France, taking students out into the countryside with the help of her trusty motorhome Milly. Further information for these workshops can be found at:

More information about this artist can be found on her personal website at or on The Painter's Palette website at

As an Art Facilitator running classes and workshops for folk wanting to progress with their creative endeavours, Lynda often has reasonably priced paintings and prints for sale on her online eBay auction shop accessible here:

If all auctions are temporarily unavailable on the site above, artwork can be viewed on:

In a nutshell these are the web addresses for more information on Lynda Cookson and her work: (which brings you back to this site) (for "The Egg Called Aspirations" video)

Occasionally Lynda participates in installation or sculptural artwork:
In about 2003 she submitted a piece to an exhibition in a Berlin station which she called "The Berlin Knot"
In 2010 she created two paper and plaster-of-paris sculptures called "Frederick" and "The Floral Information Provider"
In 2013 she painted a large egg which she called "The Egg Called Aspirations" for the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation - the creation of this egg can be seen here:
Also in 2013 she created "Wildly Oscar" a 27 kg cake of a bust of Oscar Wilde for the 2013 Culture Night in Dublin. (See "News" by clicking the button on the menu above)


Daily Baguette by Lynda Cookson


Chilly Spring Walk by Lynda Cookson


April Showers by Lynda Cookson


Hector by Lynda Cookson


Coffee. Now. by Lynda Cookson


Chester - cropped by Lynda Cookson


Baby Owl by Lynda Cookson


Detail of Shorn Alpaca. Where's My Fleece? by Lynda Cookson


Shorn Alpaca. Where's My Fleece? by Lynda Cookson


Valentine by Lynda Cookson


Red Sail by Lynda Cookson


Poppy Amongst Lavender by Lynda Cookson


Red Poppy by Lynda Cookson


That Streak of Pink by Lynda Cookson


Tropical Flowers by Lynda Cookson


Wild Profusion by Lynda Cookson


Poppy in Fields of Lavender by Lynda Cookson


Potted Mini Oranges by Lynda Cookson


Jug of Daisies by Lynda Cookson


Daisies in the Portuguese Jug by Lynda Cookson


Abstract Sunflower by Lynda Cookson


Italian Alleyway by Lynda Cookson


Summer Storm by Lynda Cookson


Lake at Sunset by Lynda Cookson


Desert Storm by Lynda Cookson


Rainwashed Lemons by Lynda Cookson


Blue Vase by Lynda Cookson


Single Red Rose by Lynda Cookson


Rosebud of Beaverlac by Lynda Cookson


Scarlet Tulips by Lynda Cookson


Tulips and Gypsophila by Lynda Cookson


Red and Yellow Tulips by Lynda Cookson


Tulips Tied Up by Lynda Cookson


Irises by Lynda Cookson


Mardi Gras by Lynda Cookson


Fairground by Lynda Cookson


Daisies by Lynda Cookson


A Sunflower Greeting by Lynda Cookson


Pear and Red Flowers by Lynda Cookson


Happy to be Inside by Lynda Cookson


Fashionista by Lynda Cookson


Lemon for Tea by Lynda Cookson


Euphoria by Lynda Cookson


Elephant Dance by Lynda Cookson


Not Just Any Pepper by Lynda Cookson


The Big Pinks by Lynda Cookson


Susie by Lynda Cookson


Peggy by Lynda Cookson