Cheshire-born Alasdair Lindsay came to Cornwall in 1996 and studied at Falmouth College of Art. After graduating he decided to remain in Falmouth where the boats, docks and shipyards are obvious influences on his work. Now he resides with his family in Hayle, also an historic working port.
His paintings are based on what he sees everyday. He studies places regularly, sometimes sketching on site, although Alasdair usually painting from memory and through experimentation. His studio work is down to decisions based on instinct rather than theory. Often the subject of his paintings becomes secondary to the emerging pattern of abstract areas, which he says, must be evaluated and perhaps edited for the sake of the overall composition.
Alasdair’s paintings have been garnering increasing acclaim and in 2002 he was commissioned to produce 12 paintings and 312 prints of those paintings for permanent display on the luxury Cunard Line Queen Mary II.
In 2004 he was awarded second place in the prestigious Hunting Art Prize and was also selected to exhibit in the Hunting Art Prize in 2000, 2004 and 2005. In 2007 his work was exhibited in the Singer Freidlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition at Mall Galleries, London.
Lindsay's work was featured in BBC1's 'Escape to the Country' on 14 February 2022.
works and access
Works include: "Beach Huts, Hayle", Acrylics on Board 9.50" x 24"; Cornish Headland, acrylic on canvas 100 x 100cm
Solo exhibitions in Oxford, London, North Yorkshire and The Great Atlantic Map Works Gallery in St. Just.
Open Studios Cornwall 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020 (postponed)
2016: Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance (9 Nov-3 Dec)
2016: Winter Collection Exhibition, Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance (Dec 2016-Feb 2017)
2017: Shorelines, Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance (Sept)
2017: Winter Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, Lemon Street Market, Truro (Nov-Jan)
2018: Islands and Bridges, Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance (24 Oct-17 Nov)
2019: Far & Wild, Hampstead Affordable Art Fair (7-12 May)
2019: Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance (29 May-22 June)
2020: Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance (June - online)
2021: Waterfront, (solo show) Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance (2-28 June)
2022: Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance (3-27 Aug)
Shorelines - 20 years of painting by Alasdair Lindsay (2017)
Cornwall Today (Nov 2018) 'Islands and Bridges' by Mercedes Smith