Lynda R Stevens
About Lynda R Stevens
I have been living and working on a freelance basis in Budapest, Hungary since 2000, after first having worked there as a teacher in 1996. I was born in 1959 in Southampton, England and graduated with a degree in English/Italian literature from the University of Warwick in 1981 - at a time where there were 500 graduates to 1 job and as a result my career took a rather more circuitous route than otherwise - this included devoting a lot more of my time to my creative path. Perhaps one of the most important achievements to come out of this - in addition to a substantial collection of large mixed-media compositions on board as well as my collections of coloured drawings and mixed-media collages, was the creation of a full 78-deck of tarot cards, along with a 40 000 booklet which took 10 years to complete. The major arcana were published in a limited edition for collectors of Tarot artwork in 2006, but is now avialble as a full Pack via Gamecrafter and Printer Studio. Nowadays my artwork consists of abstract mixed-media pieces, some in paper, other, bigger compositions using glass fragments, treated fabric and wax, as well as combined water/oil-based paints, which I deliberately clash in order to create marbling effects. My work is mainly comes about via a process of psychic automatism, so that it is guided by an ebb and flow of subconscious impressions, but I have also experimented with figurative ideas too: on my site I also exhibit my Tarot deck. My most recent venture is to have made a book of my series of paper-based mixed-media collage pieces, created between 2005-2010: here is the link to this: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1940214 This book features about 60 of my best compositions. http://lyndastevens.com/ www.redbubble.com/people/nexus7
In addition to my first degree I have a diploma in Fine Arts from the Leamington College of FE Leamington Spa, 1985, and a Certificate in Course Materials from Coventry University, 1987. Both courses were part-time. Whilst living in Coventry, I exhibited in both joint and solo exhibitions with a group of artists based in Hillfields, Coventry. My three solo exhibitions were all hosted in a small gallery above an artshop in Spon Street, Coventry. The first, in 1989, was called 'Vistas,' the second, in 1992, 'Magma,' the third, in 1998, 'Pearl in the Oyster.' In 1994, after moving to Brighton, I also exhibited with a gallery called The Bear Cave and showed my worked in various cafs and similar venues throughout the city. My first exhibition in Budapest was held in a community centre in the 11 District in 1998. In 2002 I also had a solo exhibition at an art gallery in Vac.
'A jótékonyság jó': participating in a series group shows at several venues in Budapest and Szentendre to raise money for damage done by the flooding of the Danube in the spring of 2013, with the Szentendre exhibiton having opened on 10 January 2014.
Currently I am also preparing two sketchbooks for the Sketchbook Project in Brooklyn, New York for submission by 15 January 2014. I already have two sketchbooks submitted to the Brooklyn library of sketchbooks, the digital images of which can be seen here:
September 12 7 00 pm Exhibition titled Golden Topographies, featuring newest works on both canvas and on paper at the Éekzet Galéria, Hajos Utca 41.
I have recently been participating in group shows at Kazi30, connected to the Ferdinand Gallery, at Kazinszky Utca 30, Budapest.
Vác: Solo exhibition of my work in Vác Gallery, Budapest, 2002
jrakzdsek''Regeneration'Exhibition at the Peter Mansfield Gallery, Budapest XX1, Hungary, June 2009.