Painting – and labradors – take up most of Lynne’s life!


Steve Brown meets the full-time artist whose creations vary from striking animal portraits to a pub sign!

IMAGINE walking past a much-loved painting of an animal in your home and feeling you are being watched. Well, Lynne Wilkinson’s animal portraits all seem to have that uncanny effect, with the animal’s eyes following you around the room, bringing the picture to life. In a light, airy studio within her lovely family home perched above the Drone Valley, Lynne has become a prolific, multi-award-winning artist. She is best known for her animal portraits but, as I discovered when meeting her, there is much, much more to learn about her art – and the life she led and now leads…