Linda Newington studied on the first BA (Hons) Fine Art course at Winchester School of Art in the 1970s specialising in painting. As a student her work was selected for New Contemporaries. She graduated with a first class honours degree and moved to London where she worked in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum. It was here that a significant and lasting interest in natural history developed through curation of the botanical paintings, prints and drawings.

She renewed her art practice through drawing and walking with visits to Penwith, Cornwall, San Francisco and Yosemite National Park, in the US, the Loire and Lot Valley, France, the north west coast of Jutland, Denmark and Shetland. Drawings with colour notes in sketchbooks provide the starting points for work made in her studio.

Images of the artist by Rhiain Lefton