About Me

My credentials which I probably need to update, doesn't time fly?!
Name: Linda Mary Weir
email: espaceblue@btopenworld.com
Birth 1951 Manchester

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Manchester Metropolitan University
1978-83
Foundation visual studies; B.A.Hons. Fine Art: P.G.C.E. Art
Nottingham Trent University
1986-88
M.A.Fine Art.Hons. Painting.
University of Nottingham
1994-96
M.Ed. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Specialising in Gestalt Psychology and Creativity in Education
Manchester University
Transactional Analysis, Counselling Skills and Psychosynthesis
 

Social Psychology Study, various courses 

Teaching
1983-2003
South Manchester Community College; Manchester Artists Studio Ass., Workshops Throughout the N.W.; Boston College; University of Nottingham,
2000-2003
Schools Subject Specialist Supply, Peterborough, Scunthorpe, Wisbech, Skegness,Cornwall; South Manchester Community College; Manchester Metropolitan University; Sale Moor Art Club; Boston College; University of Nottingham
1983-’91
Founder member Manchester Artists Studio Association , Artist in Residence, Cheshire Education Dept. Tattenhall Curriculum Development Centre-Lancs. Educ.
1991 – present
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
NUT; Manchester Academy of Fine Art
PUBLIC LECTURES  
March 1988 ‘In Another World’ Cornerhouse,Manchester. ‘Outsider Art’
May 1989 ‘Ruskin and the English Watercolour’ Whitworth Art Gallery,
Oct. 1989 ‘Public Faces: Private Eyes’ Whitworth Art Gallery
Nov.1989 ‘Watercolours from the Permanent Collection’ Harris Art Gallery
Television Appearances   ‘In The Shadow of Lowry-North-WestContemporary Artists’

‘Danger:Women at Work-North West Women Artists’Dir. Domic Murphy

LECTURES, WORKSHOPS AND DEMONSTRATIONS at regional galleries (selected)
Stockport; Oldham; Rochdale;. Harris, Preston; Whitworth, Manchester, Portrait Painting ‘The Artist and Model’ exhibition. Athenaeum, Manchester, 20th C. Landscape Painting – Watercolour

Solo Shows
 
 

 

 

 

1991

 

1992

1994

 

2001 

2004

Nov.2005

Group Shows

1986

Umist Manchester

Oldham Art Gallery

G.Mex Manchester Opening, with The Castlefield Gallery

B.B.C. Manchester, Sea Paintings

Castlefield Gallery Manchester

Stockport Art Gallery 

Arts Intaglio , Whitworth St.,Manchester 

Blackfriars Boston  

Worcester Arts Workshop Sea Paintings ,Cornwall

 Sam Scorers ‘Drury Lane Gallery’ Lincoln

Market House Marazion ‘We Love St.Ives’  

Rainy Day Gallery Penzance:’paintings


5 Artists, Cornerhouse Manchester.

1987 Bonnington Gallery – M.A.Fine Art Show.
1990-Current

 

 1990

1994‘ August

1984 1987

 Member exhibiting with  Manchester Academy of Fine Art

 Manchester City Art Gallery, Bury, Salford and Oldham Art Galleries

 Le Chat Noir’ Inaugural. 4 Artists. London. 

 Beatrice Royal Gallery- Sea paintings

Castlefield Gallery Manchester Summer exhibitions 

2001 Guardian Inaugural exhibition, Whiteleys Bayswater

 

2004

 

2002-present 

2005-present 

 

‘St.Ives: Next Wave’ Hutson Gallery, London W.1

The Market House, Marazion;

Showing : New Craftsman, St.Ives 

Showing: Porthminster Gallery, St.Ives 

Sept 04-05

 Summer 06

 October 06

  Oct.13 Jan 07

Feb. 07

mixed shows

feb.07

Wren Gallery ‘Essentially English’:’Essentially Cornish’,Burford Oxon

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. London

The Royal West Of England Academy. Bristol

Morley Contemporary Art. Tredis ,Sheviock,Torpoint.Cornwall

‘The Breadth of Cornwall’ and ‘Winter Exhibition

Rainy Day Galley Penzance .

Belgrave Gallery, ‘A Postcard From St.Ives’

 aug 07

 

Christmas Shows 07

 Peter Davies book Launch exhibitions for ‘Art Colony in Transition St.Ives..’:

Belgrave Gallery, Thomsons Gallery Marylebone, Martins Gallery Cheltenham,

Lemon Street Gallery ,Truro, Rainyday Penzance,Wendy Levy Gallery,Manchester’White Space Totnes,

Quoted Review

from  ‘The Guardian’

Art Critic

Robert Clark

Castlefield Gallery’

Linda Weir-Paintings

…show of celebratory paintings by …Linda Weir

Cornish Seascapes, Lincolnshire landscapes

and domestic interior are alldissolved into a

kaleidoscopic maze of luscious colour.

 

 

Weir looks out on the world as if permanently

enchanted. Everything from sea spray to

living-room wallpaper appears as if encrusted

with a wealth of baroque jewels. Impasto

touches of typical violet, emerald, turquoise

and vermilion are applied with obvious relish.

Like Bonnard and Gilman, Weir manages to

arrange exquisite colours in lovely visual

harmonies while avoiding slipping off into the

shallow pleasantries of decoration.

Weir’s seascapes are particularly spectacular. Their

titles, like scudding Clouds, Skipping Waves and Big

Crashing Sea, convey the air of unselfconscious

delight in the invigorating freshness and wildness  of

her subjects. She also manages to evoke the dazzling

quality of reflected light. These painting might seduce

the eye , but they are far from escapist, nor were

their qualities achieved without a struggle. This is

joyousness with guts, and one more demonstration of

rare, life affirming creativity….

 

*Linda Weir: Paintings, Castlefield Gallery