Andy McLynn Artist Biography
Brighton based painter and illustrator, Andy McLynn is best known for his fascinating limited edition landscapes of South East England. Featuring local Brighton landmarks, his prints are taken from detailed line drawings. McLynnﾒs artwork frequently presents his creative home city from exciting and unusual perspectives.Andy McLynn has lived in Brighton since 1992 and studied illustration at Brighton University. After graduating he won several commissions, including two books for Hodder Headline and editorial work for national press.Familiarity with his subject matter allows Andy McLynn to take liberties with it and to focus on the composition of the image. His work starts with a thumbnail sketch of a layout, created from memory. Then he returns to the subject and draws upon it using the detail to provide the texture and pattern. Recognizable elements such as windows, facades, and outlines of roofs against the sky, enable him to build up a graphic construction that is dense and complex without being overpowering.ﾓI have always had an interest in country landscapes but find the shapes and surfaces of towns and cities even more interesting. The details and the structure of the buildings have increased meaning to me as they are the backdrop to my daily life, ﾔ explains Andy McLynn.You can see Andy McLynn's distinctive work on the walls of a bedroom in the Artists in Residence Hotel in Brighton, which featured on Channel 5ﾒs 'Hotel Inspector'.