Dec 31, 2017

Looking back on 2017

I started the year focused on developing my painting; now, with the lovely big home studio as well as my space in Kingston. I spent most of my time working in the studio at home this year, which was really convenient when you have two dogs and who look at you mournfully every time you leave the house.


May and June were busy months. I was accepted into my first artist art fair at The Landmark Arts Centre Spring Art Fair, 20-21 May 2017. It was well attended and I had over 130 visitors stop by the stand throughout the weekend. Thank you to those of you who came and supported me.


I was very excited to be shortlisted and exhibit at Gallery Elena Shchukina, Mayfair in the Project 2017: Change & Transformation exhibition, 25 May until 3 June 2017. It is an attractive gallery in an exclusive part of London and I felt privileged to be exhibiting there with so many other talented artists.


The annual Kingston Artists Studio was held during the weekends of 10 & 11 and 17 & 18 June 2017. We had record numbers through our doors and lots of new artists in our building who were participating in the event. I had a very successful first weekend and sold quite a lot of work from my PreCursor series. The following weekend was quieter due to the heatwave we experienced. 


During the summer, I was fortunate enough to be featured in the House & Garden magazine in the July, August and September issues.


In September, I was selected to participate in two exhibitions. The first was the Merton Arts Festival 16-23 September 2017 and exhibited Alignments I and II in the Reflection & Transformation exhibition at the Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library.


The second was the artWEEK Exhibition in support of Central London Samaritans, at two London Virgin Money Lounges in Piccadilly Circus, 18-23 September. I exhibited work from my PreCursor series at both venues. The Private View was a great evening of art, a moving speech from Central London Samaritans and music by some very talented singer-songwriters.


My plan for next year is to go bigger! I have already started prepping the larger canvasses with the base colour. I am curious about where this will take my paintings in the future. I can only say – watch this space!


Here’s wishing you all the best for 2018.





Sep 18, 2017

artWEEK Exhibition in support of Central London Samaritans

artWEEK in support of Central London Samaritans is an event organised by Artist Consultant & Curator Patsy Buchanan to raise money for the charity. 

I will be exhibiting Precursor I, IV and VII , all available to buy, along with the work of 7 other artists. The exhibition will run from Monday the 18th September - Saturday the 23rd of September.

Private View Launch:
Tuesday 19 September 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Virgin Money Lounge 1 Eagle Place, London, SW1Y 6AF

only guests named on the list will be allowed entry to the Private View

Patsy has organised a few exciting things for artWEEK for fun and to help raise more money for Central London Samaritans.

Listen to live music by up and coming singers.

Have your portraits drawn.

Buy a "Hope" Canvas.


For every £10 raised Central London Samaritans will be able to complete two potentially life-changing calls.


100% of monies raised from the sale of the “Hope” Canvas and portraits drawn, £5 from every entry ticket bought for this event will go to the Central London Samaritans, as well as 15% from the sale of paintings sold by the exhibition artists.


To attend, buy tickets or donate to Virgin Money Giving Page


Sep 11, 2017

Reflection & Transformation Exhibition

Merton Arts Festival
As part of Merton Art Festival see how artists have brilliantly engaged with this year’s theme in our specially-curated exhibitions at locations around the borough.

Three short videos show how costume transforms the role of the wearer; an assemblage using disparate parts of a household door becomes a scene of elephants at a watering hole; abstract reflections in urban shop windows are captured photographically; our image in the mirror causes us to reflect; the beauty of the Wandle reflected in watercolour - these are just a few examples of the fascinating work on show.

For more information and to see which artists are showing work where, link to the pages of these venues hosting Reflection & Transformation exhibitions. Admission free.

Lindsay Terhorst North will be exhibiting at Merton Art Space, Wimbledon Library.

  • NEW! Bliss Café, 264 The Broadway, London SW19 1SB.
    Open: Mon-Fri 7.30am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9-12am.

  • The Craft Gallery, The Apprentice Shop, Merton Abbey Mills, SW19 2RD.
    Open: Thurs - Fri, 10.30am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

  • The Garden Pavilion, South Park Gardens, SW19 8QW.
    Open both weekends, 11am-5pm.

  • NEW! Gleeson Framers, 124 Coombe Lane, Wimbledon, London SW20 0BA.
    Open: Tues-Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat 10am-5pm. Window display only.

  • Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library, Compton Road, SW19 7QA.
    Exhibition open: Saturdays 11am-5pm. Mon-Fri 18-22 Sept, 2-7pm

Using the Library's three dedicated arts spaces, we have a breadth of work on show here. Bold, imaginative, decorative, arresting, fun, beautiful, in a range of exciting media including painting, installation, textile, sculpture and photography.

We are also presenting Wandle Treasures, a large artwork by Stephanie Theobald, commissioned by The Building Exploratory. The Festival will be the opening leg of its journey along the river Wandle, passing through four boroughs.

May 08, 2017

Spring to Summer News 2017

Alignment V

Well May and June are about to be pretty busy months.  I have the pleasure of participating in this years Landmark Spring Art Fair, Private View 6pm-8.30pm on the 19th of May and 10am-5pm 20&21 May. I will be exhibiting Alignment I&II as well as nine untitled precursor paintings that were part of my exploration when developing my ideas for the Alignment series.  You can print the following flyer for Private View or 2 for 1 access.

Following the Landmark Spring Art Fair.  I am excited to be shortlisted for Project 17. I will be exhibiting Allignment III, IV & V in rotation at the Gallery Elena Shchukina in Mayfair, Private View 6.30-8.30pm on the 24th of May, the exhibition runs for 10 days 25 May - 3 June.  Only twelve artists have been shortlisted for Project 17 at Gallery Elena Shchukiina and you can see the Catalogue and vote for your Favourite Artist.

Before I am able to take a mini summer break I have the annual Kingston ASC Open Studios in affiliation with KAOS. Two weekends of artists in and around the Kingston area opening our studios to you, 11am-5pm 10&11 June and 17&18 June.  Come visit, meet with us, ask us questions and look at a great variety of art from many disciplines where you can browse or buy, children and dogs are welcome! 
Dec 30, 2016

Looking back on 2016

It’s that time of year again where the trees have lost their leaves and the evenings have drawn in. Its winter coats and woolly hats and time for reflection.

As I look back over the last twelve months I see a less hectic calendar of exhibitions than 2015. I deliberately slowed down this year. One: because, we moved house to a lovely home with a studio in the garden so that I can work from home. Two: because I was developing a new series of paintings. Coincidentally everything I have done this year has been local!

I start 2016 with my head down working hard to complete “But is it RAT?” my shortlisted installation for the Anagram exhibition at Kingston Museum. Work for this commenced in October 2015 when I sent in a proposal for the concept using photos from my first draft. I made the shortlist and started work in earnest to produce the final piece. I was really pleased to have been shortlisted and determined to execute it well.

There were times during the planning and making of this installation that I wondered: “Have I taken on more than I can handle?” It was a project that stretched me in many ways. I was working with some dangerous chemicals and there were lots of moving parts that had to be brought together in a timely way to make it all work. I think I would make a great project planner now given the skills I gained along the way. It made moving house feel like a breeze. To top it all off, my installation was runner up for the people’s choice award! I blogged the whole process of making “But is it RAT?” on my blog.

Overlapping the Anagram exhibition in April I also exhibited “Eve in Exile” and “Eve’s Soul” at the Baxter Gallery in Kingston with Patsy Buchanan’s Under the Radar exhibition. Every time I used to drive into Kingston I would see the artwork in the big windows that faced out to the road. It was such a visible location for passing pedestrians and traffic.

Open studios in June went well. We had a greater number through our doors than ever before and I sold a few pieces. One in particular was bought by an art lover who had seen the piece the previous year at Open Studios and again at the Menier Gallery before contacting me this year to make the purchase. I am very happy it went to someone who will really appreciate it.

In September, I participated in The Merton Arts Festival for the first time, with fellow artist and friend Ben Nicholas. It was an arts trail for the Merton area and a lot of the exhibitors were from in and around Wimbledon. We showed our work in Ben’s house with some glass makers. There were lots of interesting sculptures made of glass and ceramics in his garden. I kept walking around going, “I want that one!”

Finally, I was contacted by my college Putney School of Art and Design, to give an artist talk for their second year students. I was delighted to be asked and spent over a week preparing a presentation on Keynote, an excellent presentation tool my husband recommended to me.

The talk, at the beginning of December, was a journey of my experiences as an artist. My aim with this talk was to get them thinking about their development and identity as artists and their strategies for moving forward. I had learnt a lot in the last four years and it was rewarding to be able to share that with them.  I enjoyed being back at my old college and seeing my tutor Jan again.  It brings back many fond memories.  It was an honour to share my knowledge with this years 2nd year students.  My talk was well received and the students found the content useful.  It’s amazing to think that it wasn’t that long ago that I was sitting in their seats listening to another artist talk about their practise.  So much has happened sine then and I have grown through it all. I look forward to developing my practise further in the New Year where I will be focusing on my painting in my lovely new home studio.
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