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I'm a South African-born artist who spent 14 years very happily living in Connemara in Ireland. Presently I live and work on the coast in Brittany in France - also very happily - painting, teaching and designing. I travel to Ireland as much as I can, with the intention of returning there one day.

I'm only really happy when a major part of my life is spent painting .... it's a compulsion and a joy, with each painting making me feel like an actor about to go on stage. The buzz of preparation and rehearsal is shortly followed by a sense of stage fright in case I mess up (and I often do!), followed by a fantastic sense of achievement and pleasure when I finally clean my brushes and palette knives and lay the painting out to dry.

I paint my passions and always endeavour to capture the energy of each subject with a sense of freedom and zest.

I hope the pages on this website ... and the items I have to offer ... give you loads of joy!

I constantly remove all images of paintings which have been SOLD in order to give you a more efficient journey through my website.

And ... of course ... it's a work in progress with more, and new, paintings being added constantly.

Please click through to the various pages using the links on the menu at the top of the page.

Lynda Cookson
Bretagne, France


"Tulips and Gypsophila"