Lindsay Mathers is a Scottish contemporary landscape artist. A graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.
A love of the natural landscape inspires Lindsay’s work, from the coastline and the forest where she lives, the sea where she surfs, paddles and swims, to the rugged islands where her family live.
Her latest body of work explores moments of tension and energy within nature; waves poised before crashing, the juxtaposition of forms in a landscape, the collision of sea, sky, land.
It is the raw, uncompromising, breathless supremacy of the sea that she strives to capture in her paintings. The viewer is invited to stand beside her on the sea’s edge viewing nature’s cathartic power – saltwater stinging the eyes, unrelenting winds whipping the skin and filling the lungs.
She often works by the water’s edge watching the hypnotic ebb and flow of the waves, committing intuitive marks in charcoal and graphite, welcoming the rain and sea water to leave their marks or wash away the medium.
Working in the elements gives Lindsay’s work a depth and a truth and contributes to the raw energy she portrays.
Back in the studio Lindsay adds depth, layers and traces of colour, moving between works keeping the energy high. It is a very physical process which can be quite exhausting.
Her quieter work reflects the meditative effect of the sea but with a nod to the grace and power it holds.