British artist Lin Osborn was born in 1945 and her painting continues to be as fresh and modern as the day she embarked on her artistic journey. She was awarded a scholarship to the Harrow School of Art and went on to study at Surrey Institute of Art and Design, graduating with BA Hons in Fine Art. She then attended Winchester School of Art where she became increasingly interested in photography, and has since been awarded an Associateship by the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.
Osborn uses a variety of techniques in her work, often derived from her interest in holding up a photographic lens to her environment. The subjects are typically ordinary objects taken from everyday life or the natural world and by repeating a series of images the artist is able to change the original isolated context. ‘En masse' the images have a power and beauty. By focusing on topical themes a spirit of time and place, Osborn uses single colour formations, placing together images of sometimes trivial objects. Sometimes inspiration comes from subtle differences between apparently identical natural objects. Other works such as ’Doors’ reflect a historical and architectural interest.
The Light Block series plays with reflection of natural light behind a grid of mounted blocks,as if through a prism which creates an “aura” of colours in multitudinous permutations. The mathematical possibilities involved bring a sense of scientific potential in relation to the artistic and creative process – where art meets science….
Lin Osborn’s work has sold over many years at many of the leading art fairs across the UK as well as through galleries including now Carina Haslam Art. Her work has been purchased by Private and Public collectors alike, including establishment bodies such as the BBC and Members of the House of Commons, Westminster
Exhibitions with Carina Haslam Art include:
Affordable Art Fair (AAF) London, Battersea and Hampstead
AAF New York
Chelsea Art Fair, London
Cambridge Art Fair
Oxford International Art Fair
Also since 2002:
Solo Exhibition, Flying Colours Gallery, London.
AAF Singapore with Byard Art Gallery, Singapore.
AAF Milan with Byard Art Gallery, Italy.
AAF New York, with Flying Colours Gallery, London.
AAF Bristol, with Bridge Gate Gallery.
Art Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
London Art Fair with Flying Colours Gallery, London.
Glasgow Art Fair, with Flying Colours Gallery London.
AAF Battersea, with Flying Colours Gallery, London.
AAF Battersea, with Scotlandart.com, Edinburgh/Glasgow.
InsideSpace, at Selfridges, Oxford Street, London.
Edinburgh Art Fair, with Speckled Wood Gallery.
Royal West Academy, 151st Autumn Exhibition.
Cambridge Art Fair, Cambridge.
Brighton Art Fair, Brighton.
Commissions & Awards:
Profile by BBC
Christopher Gull Award, Brighton Art Fair.
A Member of Parliaments Office, Westminster.
Creativity Award, Borough. of Basingstoke & Dean.
Adams & Remers, Solicitors, Lewis.
Guinea Court Dental Surgery, North Hampshire.
Landmarks Tedington, Events Leaflet.
Beatrice Royal Eastleigh, Promotional calendar