Welcome to the new Australian Wildflowers and Wildlife Studio Diary of Lynette Weir – Soulsong.
I am an Australian artist who has been working primarily with limited edition hand coloured linocuts. My work has been largely based around Australian wildflowers and wildlife. Since I was a child I have had a fascination with Australian fauna and flora – growing up surrounded by bushland. Since High School I have sought to expand and develop this way of seeing wildflowers and wildlife – my favourite mediums at that time were drawing and photography. At Art College I began majoring in drawing but ‘discovered’ relief printing – linocuts and was drawn to the strong graphic quality that could be achieved.
This studio diary is meant to be a companion to my website with the aim of showing some of the inspirations for my work as well as keeping people up to date with what I am currently working on within my studio and artwork. I also am indulging my love of and interest in natural history – Australian wildflowers, wildlife and landscapes.
This Studio Diary contains art/linocut tutorials presented in a random blog fashion. If you wish you can now visit my SoulsongArt Tutorials site and find all the tutorials (and a few new ones) set out with easy navigation all in one spot. The art and linocut tutorials reflect the way I work as an artist and how I see my art practice and its development over the years. Artists all work differently – seeing and representing their ideas, world and the world around them. The tutorials are by no means an absolute way of working they simply reflect how I work, ‘see’ and represent my chosen subjects. In sharing the tutorials and pursuing my own vision for my work I hope to give some insights into my own arts practice. It must be remembered that other artists and linocut artists can and do work differently to the way I do – it is important to explore and experiment and find a way of working and representing that reflects your own vision.
– Lynette Weir –