Lyn Cookson was born in Durban, South Africa in 1954. She now lives and works in Ireland where the cooler climate suits her, but the longing for the warm, earthy, colours, smells and textures of Africa never leaves her. After being involved creatively in music, dancing, crafts and handmade paper making for many years, she is finally able to turn her hand to painting and has been working hard at catching up on lost years since 1999. She is still experimenting but finds acrylic on canvas to be her favourite medium, followed by oils on canvas. Watercolour is a frustration and a challenge to be conquered...