QUESTION & ANSWER WITH TONY SOUTH
Q: Why do I paint what I paint?
A: Hmmm, I guess I liken my themes to a clearing out of the loft or maybe a garage sale, a convergence of "mind garbage" collected over many years daydreaming.
Q: Are there any details that have an important significance in Britannia revisited
A: Yes, the Union Jack/flag and the Triumph motorcycle were once symbols of an industrious and thriving British empire.The monkey in the Britannia attire marks the devolution of these symbols and an ending of an era, for better or worse!
Q: What do you hope the viewer takes away from your work
A: A lighter wallet would be good...In all seriousness though, if the viewer walks away and remembers the painting weeks/months or years later then I couldn't ask for more.
Q: What is your dream project?
A: As a young man I used to dream of my drawings/ paintings adorning the album covers of my favourite rock bands, I remember sending stuff to Thin Lizzy etc when I was around 13/14 years old...to no avail though. Album covers were also a big inspiration for me starting out, holding artists Roger Dean, Jim FitzPTrick, Frazetta and Vallejo in high esteem.
Q: If you can see your work hanging in one museum/collection which would it be?
A: I don't mind really where my works hang, as long as the owners enjoy it and still get a kick from it.
BIOGRAPHY - Lynne Garlick B. 1962
Lynne Garlick was born in the UK and has always had a passion for art. Whilst studying and working in graphic design for leading advertising agencies, she pursued her love of painting, first as a hobby and then professionally as a contemporary artist. After moving to Anguilla in 2010 she discovered a whole new aspect and approach to art.
Wishing to incorporate this into her work Lynne joined the Ani Art Academy Anguilla in 2012, and has since had work published in American Art Collector magazine.
Lynne Garlick - B. 1962
The Sword and the Chalice
Charcoal and pastel on paper
22 x 12 inches