McGregor, Lynn

Elected to RSW 2000

Artists Statement

My paintings are acrylic on board and are inspired by my immediate surroundings. The sea is prominent in much of my recent work, which has been produced on Islandmore, an otherwise uninhabited island on Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, where I am living and working at present. My studio is close to the edge of the lough and I paint without sketches or photographs, hoping to capture an immediacy in my work and to evoke in the viewer something of my own emotional response to the subject.


1984–1988      BA (Hons) degree in drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art
1989                 Diploma of Postgraduate studies in painting and printmaking, Edinburgh College of Art
1990–1997      Part-time lecturer, Telford College, Edinburgh


2000 - Mabel Mackinlay Award, RGI
1991 - Scottish Arts Club Award, Edinburgh, RSA
1991 - Scottish Society of Women Artists Special Award, SSWA at RSA, Edinburgh
1987 - Hospitalfield Summer Scholarship

Selected Exhibitions

Ardquin Gallery, Haslemere, Surrey
Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen
Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire

Mixed Exhibitions
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
RSW, SSA and VAS Annual Exhibitions, RSA, Edinburgh
Six Gallery Artists, David Curzon Gallery, London
The Scottish Show, Thompsons Gallery, London
Moving Solutions, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
The Scottish Show, The Wren Gallery, Burford, Oxfordshire
Ross’s, Belfast

Public Collections

National Trust for Scotland
Royal Bank of Scotland
Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd, London
Edinburgh College of Art
Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Bank of Scotland
Morrison Construction
Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
BBC/Public Catalogue Foundation national archive

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