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Lynda Hodge

I took up my pen/pencil/brush post lockdown in 2021 after a gap of more years than I care to remember. I have no education in the arts other than passing my art O Level in 1971 so I feel a bit of a fraud when called an artist. However I do love creating and always have.


Even through working at a full time career, raising 2 daughters, then caring for 4 grandchildren, I have always found time to be creative in some form - knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, card-making. I've had a go at many crafts and have always challenged myself by tackling the more complex processes, patterns or designs - I love to learn through challenge - go for it rather than take the slow approach. I joined a couple of local art classes, and found myself immediately hooked on creating art. I am still trying out different mediums and subjects, but I think my strengths so far lie in people, portraits and animals - especially using pastels. 


I have exhibited my paintings through my art club and have made sales at each exhibition. When I sold 4 pictures at my first exhibition I was absolutely delighted - it was so exciting to know that other people like your work enough to buy it. I did sell my first commission just before Christmas and that was another great confidence boost.


I am not looking for anything out of my art other than to develop and improve my skills, maybe do the odd commission, and to continue experiencing the joy of creating art.

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