Lynn Walters is based in South Wales. She designs and makes metal and wire sculptures which depict joyful, quirky scenes of everyday Welsh life.
She gained a highly commended award in 2005 in the Welsh Artist of the Year, and has exhibited in galleries across the UK. She has undertaken many public and private commissions including sculptures for Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast, the Cwmaman Library and Resource Centre and the Environmental Festival in Cwmaman, South Wales.
She works primarily with mild steel wire, anodised aluminium and recycled tin to produce wall and free-standing sculptures.
Her work is inspired by memories of people and places. The street scenes that she makes are evocative of any place which people inhabit. The use of wire figures portrays a sense of connection and belonging. Textured and coloured anodised aluminium are cut to portray streets with all different types of buildings. The colours of the houses represent each different occupant, giving each house a personality. Figures are placed, walking, playing or sitting on benches, all wearing colourful patterned dresses, carrying handbags or walking their dogs, surrounded by pathways, fences and flowers.
The free-standing work that she makes concentrates on memories from her childhood where daily chores were very important, and from everyday occurrences such as a visit to the hairdressers or dentist. The attention to detail also plays an important part, along with the humorous content that tells a story which evokes a fascination with her surroundings.