Linda Mary WEIR

Linda Mary WEIR
1951

Linda Weir was born in Manchester and obtained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1982. This was followed by a PGCE in Art Education. She was then awarded an MA in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University. Her many years of teaching experience culminated in positions at the University of Nottingham and Manchester Metropolitan University. She has also studied transactional analysis, counselling and psychosynthesis. Influences include Van Gogh and Picasso, and American literature.

Linda began working in Cornwall from 1978 and settled in St Ives in 2000, where she paints mainly in oils 'en plein air'. Her work has been exhibited widely across the UK. A review of her paintings at the Castlefield Gallery in Manchester drew attention to 'landscapes and domestic interiors 'dissolved into a kaleidoscopic maze of luscious colour. Weir manages to arrange exquisite colours in lovely visual harmonies while avoiding slipping off into the shallow pleasantries of decoration. Her seascapes are particularly spectacular.'

media

Painter in oils, watercolour, mixed media

works and access

Works include: Perfect day St Ives Harbour - (fishermen coming home) (2009) illus W H Lane, Sept 2010; Nare's Head; St Ives View

exhibitions

Group shows:

2001: Guardian Inaugural Exhibition, Whiteleys, Bayswater

2004: WCAA Founding Art Auction, Queen's Hotel (Donor)

2004: 'St Ives - Next Wave', Hutson Gallery, London

2004: The Market House, Marazion

2005: New Craftsman, St Ives

2005: Porthminster Gallery, St Ives

Royal Academy Summer Show : 2006; 2008; 2010

2011: 'The Female Perspective' Group show, Chapel Gallery, Gulval April-May

2016: STISA Spring Open Exhibition (23 Apr-24 May)

2016: STISA Christmas Open Exhibition (26 Nov-3 Jan)

2018: STISA Spring Open Exhibition (28 April-22 May)

Solo shows:

1991: Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

1991: Stockport Art Gallery

1992: Arts Intaglio, Manchester

1994: Blackfriars, Boston

1994: Worcester Arts Workshop - Sea Paintings

2001: Sam Scorers Drury Lane Gallery, Lincoln

2004: Market House, Marazion 'We Love St Ives'

2005: Rainyday Gallery, Penzance

 

memberships

Manchester Academy of Fine Art

Manchester Artists Studio Association (founder member)

references

W H Lane Sales Cat 23/4/2004 WCAA

W H Lane Sales Cat, 30/9/1010 (illus) & previous sales

Bonhams, Knightsbridge Modern Painters by Emma Corke

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition catalogues 2006, 2008

Guardian 1991 Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Celebratory Paintings by Linda Weir by Robert Clarke

Art Colony in Transition by Peter Davies 2007