Lynsey is a pastel wildlife artist. Her lifelong love of animals and the outdoors is a constant inspiration for her creative practice, and you can enjoy her artwork as a framed fine art print, as cards or on practical homewares like tea towels and coasters.
Lynsey’s love of animals runs deep as she juggles her creative practice with a second animal related business providing professional pet care and dog walking services. Being out and about in rural Perthshire with the animals she cares for, will no doubt provide daily inspiration. Lynsey works from her Blairgowrie based garden studio under the name IslesArt Ltd.
Lynsey is a mostly self-taught artist. After introduction studies of Graphic Design and Illustration, she soon realised that it was the Illustration techniques which caught her imagination. Continuing to draw in her spare time as a form of relaxation and a way to connect with her passion for wildlife, Lynsey has developed a realistic illustrative style with strong attention to detail. Her colourful work not only captures their beauty, shape and form but also their emotional reactions and interactions, often resulting in a fun piece of wildlife art.
Lynsey works from a selection of her own photographs and wildlife reference images to sketch up her pieces on to a pastel mat board. She then uses a range of high quality soft pastels, gently building up the layers before adding the finer detail with pastel pencils.
Her artwork is then professionally photographed or scanned to allow editing before being used for various print designs and applied to different products. It was the time created by the pandemic lockdowns that gave Lynsey the opportunity to grow her art practice into a business, selling prints, cards and homewares all featuring her unique designs.