Lynette has recently died at the age of 75, leaving a comprehensive collection of her work behind, around which her brother Louis plans to build a retrospective exhibition later in the year. Lynette was a London-based etcher who produced around 100 works between 1970 and 1995, when she retired and moved down to Penryn, then Falmouth (where she was active in the Poly) and latterly St Keverne. She learned etching at the City and Guilds Art School in Kennington and then set herself up with an etching press at home. Her work was taken by stores like Heals and Liberty, and she had one woman shows in Century Galleries (Henley) and St Martin’s in the Field (Trafalgar Square). She twice had work accepted for the Royal Academy Summer Show. Etching is a demanding discipline and her work got increasingly ambitious. She had visions of producing a Tintin-style narrative in the shape of a series of “stained glass” panels. Ultimately, she couldn’t make the economics work and lost heart. In recent years she worked on an extended version of her “Tintin” panels using simpler pen and ink. She had a colourful and quirky view of the world.
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