Lyndsey Gilmour

ARTFORMS: Visual Arts , Painting




An especially skilled and talented painter, Lyndsey creates work on canvas and "crumbling sash windows".

Orginally from Kirkintilloch, Glasgow, Lyndsey's family moved several times before settling in Overtown, North Lanarkshire. In 2006, Lyndsey was offered a place to study at the prestigious Gray's School of Art. Gaining insight in a wide range of areas including printmaking, sculpture, textiles and photography, Lyndsey chose to specialise in painting.

Whilst still a student, Lyndsey's talent was recognised by the selectors of the RSA New Contemporaries Exhibition. Her fine handling of paint stood out and earned her a much sought after place in the 2011 Edinburgh show.  Lyndsey continued her independent practice in Glasgow-based artist studios and has now exhibited work in galleries across Britain, receiving special commendations.

In 2012, Lyndsey was accepted onto a world-class post-graduate course at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Alumni include Anthony Gormley, Stanley Spencer and Tactita Dean.  This offered an exceptional opportunity to develop her skills and profile as an artist.

Lyndsey aspires to exhibit her artwork internationally and to create exciting shows that inspire younger generations.  She is also keen to develop her teaching practice, encouraging other young artists to "find their artistic voice within the contemporary art field".

How the Award Helped

Lyndsey's Dewar Award enabled her to accept her place on the MFA course at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Without the generous support from Dewar Arts Awards I would have been unable to take my place on the MFA Painting course at the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art. I am eternally grateful for their generosity and continued support. 


June 2010: Review in The Scotsman