Lindsay Pickett’s main practice involves painting with oils on canvas, linen and board. Starting with a basic study of a composition idea, followed by a small watercolour painting, finally developing the subject further and ultimately finishing it in oil paint.
“I also use photographs to create a visual reality that can be convincing at times and especially if I want to get the likeness of a person’s face. It has also been good for me in the fact that it has taught me to use observational skills a lot. A lot of what I now paint is something that I have mainly taught myself. I enjoy painting a lot because it gives the imagery more colour and character as well as being hands on.”
The historical influences in Lindsay’s work arise from Surrealism and fantasy art. Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Brueghel, Rene Magritte and M. C. Escher are also influential. With Escher, metamorphosis is a recurring theme as it is with Salvador Dali and this drew Lindsay to their work.