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From Shakespeare to Chagall!
Lynn Ede
It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. - Mark Rothko
Last updated: 02 April 2004 0928 BST
lineTewkesbury resident Lyn Ede is an ex-English teacher turned successful artist.

Take a look at some of her contemporary work below...
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Lynn Ede used to be an English teacher, in fact she used to teach it as a foreign language abroad.

Today however, she has waved goodbye to all that, left her grammar and English books behind in order to concentrate on her new career as a full time artist.

Lynn now runs her own business producing and selling original artwork.

quoteWhy buy a print when you can buy an original for the same price? quote
Lynn Ede

"It's a scary step moving from a full time job into the unknown but so far it looks promising," said Lynn.

Lynn describes her work as, "abstract, contemporary, modern art," and examples can be seen on the first floor of Dr Fosters at Gloucester Docks.

Click on the link below to see examples of her work:

According to Lynn, "My aim is to bring original art to everyone at an affordable price. Very often you can buy prints for the same price as an original piece of work.

"So why buy a print when you can buy an original piece for the same price?"

Abstract Expressionism

Like early 20th Century Russian artist Mark Rothko, Lynn's work is best described as abstract expressionism although some of her latest offerings have a Lowery-esque quality to them.

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Extremely passionate about her work Lynn still remains business minded about the whole art venture.

"I love painting, I've always loved it ever since I was a little girl. It's a passion I have but I also have to make a living."

Art on loan

The latest addition to Lynn's business is an artwork loan service where clients can rent work and exchange it at agreed intervals.

"I'm trying to appeal to businesses to lease my artwork and they can then change the piece of art for another original canvas six months later.

"It's good for the corporate image and it's also good for the staff who get to see constantly changing original art."


For more information about Lynn or if you would like to commission a paiting visit

Current exhibitions
Venue Bohemia gallery
78 Worcester Road
B61 7AG
Telephone: 01527 577799
Date Exhibition has been extended into February
Venue Dr Fosters
Gloucester Docks
Date Ongoing

Article by Nat Hall


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