Lindsey Anne Bex was born in Hammersmith and grew up in Metroland. With her love of art and guidance from her art teacher at a local school she was accepted at Harrow School of Art in the 60’s under the tuition of Prof Ken Howard RA. On leaving art school she spent time at Pinewood Film Studios training as a matte artist in the special effects department but sadly, this form of special effects was soon to be superceded by computer technology.
At the age of 21 she was back at Hammersmith with her own exhibition when she was sponsored by local travel company.
Lindsey then went on to work for one of the largest display companies in Britain, designing and creating set pieces for companies including Faberge, Raynes of London, Jenners of Edinburgh and even the Zambian Government. Strangely enough, she even ended up creating pieces for a couple of productions back at Pinewood Studios.
Now living in Hertfordshire with her husband (also Lindsay) she can yield freely to her art. Her pictures are predominantly in black and white applying the pointillism technique, using hundreds and thousands of dots (an average of 3000 dots per square inch, which increases as the dot/point decreases) executed with a rapidograph by hand, dot by dot. This is a very time consuming procedure and she admits she must be “dotty” to be doing it. Her aim is to achieve a photographic finish with a slightly “surreal” content, with her “subtle twist of humour”, as she puts it. All of her subjects have great passion, energy and knowledge in their own individual specialized field of excellence – it is these qualities that inspire her.