Lynda Stevens, Budapest Member Since April 2008 Artist Statement I live and work in Budapest Hungary, though I was born in the UK. As an artist, I am mainly self-taught and it was always the aim to let images and impressions from within come more or less spontaneously. For me, the whole process has always represented a kind of 'soul work.' The following publications and catalogues are intended to showcase my work in book form: http://www.blurb.com/user/nexus7
This meanwhile, shows one of my entries for a limited edition of The Sketchbook Project digitised at Brooklyn Art Library: http://www.sketchbookproject.com/library/11342#page-slide_6
Whilst in Coventry England in the late 80's early 90s, I exhibited regularly with an assorted group of artists called the 'Dream Illustrators' based near the city centre, as well as putting on solo exhibitons. I also lived in Brighton from 1994-1996 and exhibited with a gallery called the Bear Cave.
More recently I, had an exhibition on view in Budapest continually for the last two years at the Berlitz language school at Bajzci Zsilinszky Utca 29. I now exhibit regularly via a local organisation of artists, called Arteon.hu
I work mainly with mixed-media pieces on board using an array of material ranging from glass fragments, fabric pieces and wax. I am fascinated by materials that reflect and use a lot of golds, silvers and luminescents against matt backgrounds.
There are two series of abstract coloured drawings shown here: some are current, whilst others are part of a series I completed in the early 90's.
I am also open to any requests for any particular design that is seen and liked on my website.
I also make mixed-media paper collages, again, usually in A4 size. In these, I tend to employ a bastardised marbling technique for the background and then work into each composition using ink pen, gel pens, metal flakes and fragments of other paper, or materials with either holographic or luminescent surfaces.
I have also designed a full colour 78-deck of Tarot cards, which has been published in a limited edition my Adam Mc Clean and is also available at The Gamecrafter: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/the-chalice-tarot-deck Please check out the Tarot section on my website as shown here for more information about these.