Lynn Rodgie is constantly inspired by her environment; the Scottish countryside around her provides an endless stream of ideas for her vibrant, expressive landscapes. As she says; 'The soft rolling hills of the borders is perhaps not as spectacular as the rugged north or as picturesque as the Lake District, but it has a gentle pull that grows on you over time. The geometric shapes and colours of the ploughed fields or rows of hay bales in a golden field are visions that get me itching to pick up a paintbrush'. Lynn works mainly from photographs. 'Photographs enable me to capture the pattern, shapes and composition of a particular painting and I can enhance the colours and vigour of the scene when I am back in the studio. She works mainly in acrylics as she enjoys the versatility of the medium and she uses them to extraordinary effect when describing the interplay of light and shadow. Lynn studied at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen having grown up in a very artistic environment. Her father, also an artist, has inspired and encouraged her greatly throughout her life. Later influences were leading Scottish artists James Fullerton, John Bellany and Lin Pattulo. After obtaining a BA Hons. degree in Graphic Design she worked as a Designer in Glasgow for a number of years before deciding to paint full time. This background shows in her paintings, many of which are both stylish and stylised rather than fully representational.