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Hello. My Name is Lyn Walters and I paint under the name LAF ART. I hope you enjoy my work. To view, simply make a selection from the Works menu above.

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Big Fish

So despite or perhaps as an antidote to all the crap that's going on in our lives at the moment, I've produced this 60 by 60cm collage.

It was inspired (at least something is able to inspire me haha) by the PJ Harvey song Big Fish Little Fish

I hope it makes you smile

big fish

why is it

Why is it that when a large and seemingly well run company sells out to a shark said shark sets out to systematically ruin what has worked so well. The profits are already something that rivals can only strive to emulate. So why is it necessary to ruin peoples' lives, squashing anyone who doesn't toe the line. Someone who works hard, is diligent and intelligent - someone who merely questions certain practices which the new owners have put into place for which he is bullied and threatened. This company and particularly the self satisfied HR department show absolutely no empathy whatsoever for an employee of nearly 5 years, whose work never comes into question and whose partner - me - has been and still is, going through very worrying times healthwise including chemo - the first chemo is tomorrow. Why am I writing about this on my art blog you may wonder - well the reason is this - Frustration. Over the last 2 years I've been fighting for my health and sanity and to have to watch my kind and gentle man be pushed to his absolute limits by a bully as big as this company is making me more ill than I already am. Watching him slump unable to utter a word because he's been to  that horrible place in St Julians called his office makes me want to lash out. To think that he has wanted to work for this company for the last 12 years and this is how it treats him makes me want to vomit.Unfortunately like many other ordinary workers we're pretty powerless so any noise I can make however small may - just may help him and others.

Peace people.

We're only here once we should be enjoying it.

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Apple blossom

Not quite the flower shots I was thinking about posting - however this is another of my Artrage Digis - I'm having a ball with this prog., whats more I actually remembered to make this one big enough so that it can be printed poster sized - yay my brain still has funtionablility ha ha. I'm actually in the process of trying to paint an acrylic version of this cos I like it so much. Will post the canvas version when I'm happy with it

Apple blossom

Been away for a couple of weeks

Away from most things tech - I wrote somewhere else all things tech then realized I was using a Samsung tablet a lot of the time - admittedly to paint on rather than to converse with anyone with but nevertheless it is a tech item - and a lovely one at that.

I went over to the UK to help out with mum's burgeoning garden. They've had the perfect growing weather in the south of England rain,sun,rain.thunder.sun the odd grey day. So in the garden there are triffids  sorry Lilies growing as tall as triffids, roses blooming everywhere and as for those stunning pansies - well words almost fail. I did say almost haha. But instead of posting flower pics I thought I'd show you my newish, smallish pretty cute studio. This was just a quick shot and if I get a grip I'll be doing a studio video with me actually working in it - wont that be fun haha - anyway here without further ado is said pic - flower shots to follow :)new studio pic

 

New Creativity Toy

Ok so not being very tech minded I was happy but a bit daunted when Andrew gave me a new Galaxy tablet as a gift (he's a sweetie). Anyway there are a couple of art progs on there and this is one of the first digi pieces to come from there.
Let me know what you think I have to say it was fun

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Harbinger

A delicate harbinger of spring dances across the canvas leaving few marks just whispers of movement.

40 by 30 on unstretched canvas various inks and pens

 harbinger

Happy May Day everyone hope you're all having fun in the sun :)

The Universe in 3 parts

This is the first triptych I've done in years - and it wasn't planned as one haha - well you know best laid plans and all that - actually I've just remembered the last one I did( triptych I mean), it was shown in a small spring exhibition the middle one was immediately sold and the other two sat there like wallflowers at a dance aaah I can hear you say, don't worry the other two eventually found new homes Starting with charcoal, as old as time and ending with acrylic contemporary, modern these pieces seem to encompass the cycle of life somehow

They can stand alone of course but I think they really belong together

40 by 40 cms on deep edged canvas

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Clean Earth Day

clean earth day

 

Snuck off to take this photo in the middle of the Clean earth day clean up at St Thomas Bay. I do wish people would take their crap with them instead of leaving it all over the place. Ok rant over :)

Here's a little sun flower also found along this rocky coastline

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Tin Man at the Toad Pond

This painting is  a little weird,  it's a bit less abstract than  usual as well as being very quiet colourwise - apart from the gold. It was great fun to paint, well at least the first half was then there was about a month where no brush,knife or even fingers touched the canvas that's cos I had a lot of other stufff going on and I just couldn't paint really, well at least I couldn't do anything with this one, anyway here it finally is - 80 by 80 cm on deep edged canvas. Availablefinally finished

It's the meds

Wanted to do some cropping of paintings to upload later, chucked a painting into the scanner then had a total Duh moment where I couldn't remember the process once I'd scanned it :). ( it's the meds or at least that's my excuse ha ha). So after a few moments  of swearing I started to go through my copious notes, ramblings, ideas and so forth in the hope of finding the instructions in one of the many notebooks and pads which can be found lurking all over the house - that was it then straight down the rabbit hole I fell and here I am several hours (or is it days) later. I still haven't found the particular notes I originally wanted and can barely remember what I wanted them for and I've started to fill yet another notebook. How's your day been ?

Series 1

So this is one of 3 produced so far on 40 by 40 cm deep edged canvas, using charcoal and acrylic - the old and the contemporary I love the balance of using these two media, they seem to unite the past and the present

Series 1

Buying

I thought it might be an idea to write about buying my paintings. Now although I've had this blog for many years I realize that you don't know me really - only what  I paint. Some of you may love a piece and some may want to own a piece but as you haven't actually met me you'll naturally want reassurance that I'm not about to make off with your hard earned cash - to that end I also have my work displayed with Saatchi - who are known globally and who (for a fee) will process payments and organize transportation of artworks.

I'm also to be found on FB  so you can always contact me there, if you'd like to get to know me a little better.If you buy durectly from me then the prices will naturally be lower than Saatchi's and unless you'd prefer to have work crated and shipped I usually ship rolled in a tube which is practical, convenient , fast and very reasonable. 

 

Here is the  Saatchi link :https://www.saatchiart.com/account/artworks/768028

and Fb is: LAF ART/ Lyn Walters

or use my contact form

For all of the altered images you can go

Payments via Paypal are also possible

 

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Off Her Head

Done after another hospital stay and consultation. I literally couldn't get my head around the information I was being given, hence the title. 

It's an altered acrylic painting available in various formats from phone cases to pillows :https://fineartamerica.com/featured/off-her-head-laf-art.html

off her head

Spring

Feels like spring has sprung well at least in this neck of the woods - if it hasn't visited you yet patience my friends I'm sure it will in the near future haha.Spring

The Sentry

What is your deepest darkest secret? How do you guard it - with silence, by hiding it, burying it deep?

Is it something you'd love to confess, bring it out into the open, let the light in then.

This is 40 by 40cm acrylic and charcoal on canvas  - called The Sentry it is there to protect.

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The Seamstress

I started this 40 by 40 cm using the same palette as for The Mechanic, in the back of my mind I was thinking of it as a sort of companion piece - well having looked at it after I'd finiished I couldn't think of a name - Andrew  immediately said The Seamstress so there it is. Being in a state of constant health worries at the moment it's great when someone else does some of the thinking for me haha.companion piece to the big one

The Mechanic

This was finished a few weeks ago and then laid aside. It popped into my peripheral vision again yesterday and so here it is. This muted palette was really cool to work with, just gold, green and white plus  vine charcoal for the darks.

I've named it The Mechanic at the moment cos it reminds me of machine parts somehow.

90 by 60 cms available

The Mechanic

 

Red City

Although I've named this Red City one of my lovely FB followers suggested Arsenal so I may change it. This is an altered acrylic painting now available in a variety of guises courtesy of :https://fineartamerica.com/featured/red-city-laf-art.html

So why not pop over and check it out. I have to say that the quality of the FAA products is excellent.

Red City

 

 

Under stress

Some people perform like stars under stress, it almost seems as if they just go through the motions until a dollop of stress gets factored into the mix then watch 'em go. Others just curl up in a ball and hope that the storm passes fast.

This painting has kept me busy during a very stressful week which isn't over yet.The original painting had been a very simple abstract which I loved because of the colours - I'm a bit of a purple freak , but I had never been totally convinced of as a finished painting. Anyway the week started with me too agitated to do anything useful but really needing something which would take my mind off things, et voila this painting popped into my line of vision. It has steadied me, taken me away for long periods of time. The only thing I've been unable to do is name it. I'm thinking of - Reunion of sorts.

It's 40 by 30 cm on unstretched canvas - which means it rolls into a tube for transport.

Available

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Woodwind

On a bit of a roll at the mo, probably cos I got to buy new supplies yesterday Yay. As soon  as I returned with the goodies I started trying them out as you do :). Went out later for a drink or two and this morning have had to do a bit of tidying up haha. Came across this which I'd posted on FB but forgot to post here. Called Woodwind cos as soon as a Cello playing friend of mine saw it she said it made her think of brass/woodwind instruments which I thought was cool - cheers Rach.Woodwind