Artist Lyn Bainbridge


Lyn is an artist based in Essex and a member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society.  she specialises in portraiture, working to commission in both graphite and coloured pencil, but also exhibit and accept commissions for still life and landscape subjects.

Largely self-taught, she first exhibited in the 1990s when she was the only coloured pencil artist to show with the Barton Group of painters in Essex.  Lyn currently has work on permanent show in a gallery in Essex and have clients in England and America.

Lyn enjoys the flexibility and subtlety of coloured pencil for figurative work.  She finds people endlessly fascinating as subjects and, although she relish’s the technical challenge of producing a good likeness, she tries to find a way to get inside the character of every sitter.  Lyn believes a good portrait should produce a ‘shock’ of recognition that shows the artist has painted more than life.

Lyn loves the challenge of creating something new, of capturing something she has seen and passing it on for others to enjoy too.  Painting is, for her, about seeing into things in a way that is fresh and immediate.  It is a way of being in the world more fully.

Graphite portraits start at £120 and coloured pencil portraits at £140 (more than one sitter increases the cost)

Landscapes and still life subjects start at £140

Please contact me her email to discuss details of a commission.