I live and work in Budapest Hungary, though I was born in the UK. As an artist, I am mainly self-taught and it was always my aim to let images and impressions from within come more or less spontaneously. For me, the whole process has always represented a kind of 'soul work.'
My most recent exhibition took place on the 12th September at the Ékezet Galéria, at Hajos Utca 41 Budapest and was titled 'Golden Topographies.'
Currently I also have a small number of pieces being shown at different exhibitions through The Ferdinand Galéria at the Szimpla Kert or at other venues of theirs. I have also exhibited via Arteon.hu, which has its own online community, and via Intergaléria, which is currently organising a travelling auction exhibition titled 'A Duna - Az Jön.' In 2009 I had a solo exhibition at The Mansfeld Gallery, in Csepel, Budapest.
I also regularly participate in the Sketchbook Project, based in Brooklyn New York and have four sketchbooks submitted to this venture so far, two of which can be viewed here: http://www.sketchbookproject.com/library?utf8=%E2%9C%93&display_name=lynda+stevens&project_id=&submission[theme_id]=&country=Hungary&city=Budapest&province=&state=&commit=Search
Whilst in Coventry England in the late 80's early 90s, I exhibited regularly with an assorted group of artists called the 'Dream Illustrators' based near the city centre, as well as putting on solo exhibitions. I also lived in Brighton from 1994-1996 and exhibited with a gallery called the Bear Cave.
I work mainly with mixed-media pieces on board using an array of material ranging from glass fragments, fabric pieces and wax. I am fascinated by materials that reflect and use a lot of golds, silvers and luminescents against matt backgrounds. More recently, I have sent two sketchbooks toThe Sketchbook Project, viewable at Brooklyn Art Library, in which I have experimented furtherwith this technique and developed further ideas in my work at home.
My larger pieces shown here make use of materials ranging from wax, polystyrene, gypsum plaster, metal foil, textile fragments, bandages and broken glass fragments, painted allall over wih acrylics, conrasting matt against luminescent and reflective surfaces - perhaps adding more than one layer, for greater complexity..
I also make mixed-media paper collages, again usually in A4 size. In these, I tend to employ a bastardised marbling technique for the background and then work into each composition using ink pen, gel pens, metal flakes and fragments of other paper, or materials with either holographic or luminescent surfaces.
My website is at lyndastevens.com
I have also designed a full colour 78-deck of Tarot cards, which has been published in a limited edition my Adam Mc Clean. Please check out the Tarot section on my website as shown here:
http://webspace.webring.com/people/wa/arachnoidcritter/tarot.htm for more information about these. I have no immediate plans to reproduce images of any of my card designs here, but would be happy to do this, if requested. The Pack in any case can be ordered via Gamecrafter, at