Lyn Wolfson was born in 1946 in Glasgow and has worked for 40 years as a sculptor. She attended Glasgow School of Art for a short time.
Her main interest is in figurative sculpture to create both large and small scale works in metal.
She takes as her inspiration qualities of the human condition, which she picks up from everyday life, weaving in ideas with experimentation of material.
"I'm interested in aspects of everyday life and combine this with my interest in building with molten metal."
As a result, she uses many materials in her practice; her early work used steel, copper and bronze, and she continues to use these today, exploring the interplay between colour and texture in the metals. This interplay translated to work using titanium, niobium and glass, in for instance, Chanukah Lamp (which was commissioned for a school).
Recent Commissions include Tree of Life at Walton House and Holocaust Memorial for Queen Park Community Trust.
Perhaps her most reviewed work is that using clear polyester resin. These works include life size figures with which she comments on the use of HRT drugs (Klio) and a multi-figured work incorporating helmeted warriors to depict the futility and hopelessness of war (Warheads).
Lyn regularly exhibits at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Paisley Art Institute and in galleries in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
In 2006 she received both the Special Glasgow Society of Women Artists Award and the John Green Fine Art Award from the Paisley Art Institute. In 2013 Lyn was awarded the Diploma of Artist Membership of Paisley Art Institute.
Her sculptures are in private collections in the UK, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Switzerland and USA and in the collection of Strathclyde University.