Lynn Hanley was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, she has painted all her life.
She studied Printed Textile Design and worked as a freelance designer for several years
before returning to her first love of painting. Lynn now lives and works in Edinburgh. She has
a studio in Coburg House in Leith (www.coburghouse.co.uk)
Lynn’s cityscapes and landscapes show the influence of her textile background. Her use of
gouache as the main medium combines with her love of colour and texture to create a unique
’I love creating paintings with quirky details and peopling them with characters to bring the
pictures to life.’ Her work has been described as ‘peppered with tiny people like Lowry cross
bred with Beryl Cook. Deliberately naïve and meticulously painted, they have a charm that is
Lynn is a member of ABNA, Association of British Naïve Artists.
She exhibits in galleries in England and Scotland including:
Red Rag Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold www.redraggallery.co.uk
Little Picture House, Mousehole, Cornwall www.britishnaives.co.uk
Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello Edinburgh www.velveteasel.co.uk