Birch trees by water

Testimonial by Budleigh Salterton Art Club July 2019

Birch trees by water…was the subject for LYNDA KETTLE’S soft pastel demonstration in July.

Lynda told us briefly about her training and her career in the Midlands and London.

Her First class honours degree was in Theatre set design but she moved to Television with BBC as a production designer and worked with people such as Tony Hart and on sets for Howard’s Way….and many more at Pebble Mill Studios.

She retired, came to live in Devon three years ago and is now the Chair of Sidmouth Art Society as well as other roles.

She gave us lots of information about paper, pastels and materials and we watched, in almost silence, as she built up her painting using a ‘Pointillist’, impressionistic, energetic style. The lovely colours and marks gradually took shape and the almost finished picture was vibrant and accomplished.

An array of her cards showed her wide abilities, subjects and mediums.
An hour and half could only scratch the surface of Lynda’s talent.

A most enlightening, entertaining and happy morning. Some members have requested that we arrange a workshop with Lynda. We will need to book her well in advance! Jenny de la Haye