Linda Weir was born in Manchester 1951. She gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University, then a PGCE in Art and later an MA in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University. Her extensive teaching career between 1983 to 2003 included positions at the University of Nottingham and Manchester Metropolitan University. She was a member of Manchester Academy of Fine Art. In 2005 she moved to Cornwall and now lives and paints in St Ives. All her recent work is ‘en plein air modernist expressionistic and is mostly impasto oils. Her paintings illustrate constant change, movements, seasons, to catch a moment or moments making them live forever in the paint. Her paintings are often colourful and the paint thickly applied. Linda Weir has exhibited extensively throughout the UK including the Royal Academy Summer Shows and she is regarded as one of Cornwall’s foremost artists.