Linda Jamieson was born and spent her childhood in Norfolk. She was trained at St. Martins School of Art and studied further at Heatherley’s and with Francis Pratt in France and Norfolk.
She worked for many years in the field of textile design in London, France and Italy, and also as a consultant for interior design. After returning to painting she now divides her time between her studios in Norfolk and London.
I walk almost everyday on the wild marshland of north Norfolk, much of which has historically been reclaimed from the sea, and to which it may well return. I never work directly from nature, but in the studio i compose my own surroundings that may include multiple views in a simple painting, and are based on memories and emotional responses in that moment, I am not concerned with what I have seen but only what I want to express however fragmented the vision is. The past lingers in the present in all landscapes and I work to find the concealed in the evident. My work is heavily influenced by the many years I worked designing textiles and the rhythms and colours of those designs become a vehicle for texture, form and pattern within the composition.