A glimpse of what lies beneath

The paintings of Linda Jamieson
4 April, 2019
Linda Jamieson
Linda Jamieson
Land that has been reclaimed from the sea or lies partially submerged forms the basis of inquiry that informs Jamieson’s work.

She does not paint directly from life but uses her almost daily observations of the marsh and fen to infuse the ‘interior’ Landscape with ambiguity. What is solid and what is fluid? Where can we find firm ground to anchor our identities? Water on land reflects us back to ourselves but we also glimpse what lies below. The constant depredations that tidal forces exert on this coastline echo our present uncertainties and this is reflected in Jamieson’s changing pallet and use of different techniques and materials to examine internal conflicts and divided loyalties.



About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.