Lynda Appleby was born and educated in England.
She attended the Southampton College of Art and graduated from the University of Southampton with a degree in education.
For many years she taught art and communication studies at school and further education level. However, increasing demand for her work caused her to commit herself to painting full time. She maintains her teaching through private classes, workshops and courses.
Lynda's work can be found in the collections of the BBC, BP [UK], The Duchy of Cornwall, Southern Rivers Authority and The Marquis of Bath. She exhibits regularly with The Society of Women Artists, The Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, The Chapel Gallery, Blandford and the Salisbury Playhouse Gallery. The National Trust, Marwell Zoo and Kingston Maurward Gardens sell her prints in their retail outlets.
In 2000 she won the Pro Arte Prize for outstanding watercolour at The Artist Magazine National Exhibition in Nottingham and more recently prizes in the Salisbury Group of Artists’ Open Exhibition – 2001 Highly Commended and 2002 The Judges’ Prize, and in 2006 the Edwin Young Prize for best in Exhibition.
Although originally known for her architectural studies, Lynda is increasingly working on a larger range of subject matter all of which have elements of strong colour and form. Her most recent work featuring parrots and macaws has been enormously popular. Salisbury Cathedral.
Lynda lives in a village on the Wiltshire/Dorset border in South West England. Her studio is located in Wilton, on the outskirts of Salisbury.