Yeside Linney – “Wagonner’s Wells”. Acrylic on canvas sheet, framed. Size: 32.5cm x 32.5cm

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Born in Nigeria, educated in England, Yeside Linney is mostly a self-taught Surrey artist with her love of the countryside being the strongest influence on her work. She focuses primarily on semi-representational landscapes and vibrant abstracts. She is also using these to develop an ongoing visual autobiography, examining sense of identity through the conflict of her British education and her denied Nigerian heritage.

Yeside works mainly in acrylics and inks and many of her pieces are enhanced through the application of a resin coating. Despite breaking on to the art scene only three years ago she has had considerable success: awarded Runner Up in the 2021 Surrey Artist of the Year competition. More recently, she received national recognition winning both The Euan Millar Abstract Prize and The Susan Angoy Prize in The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2022.