Lyn grew up in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire and has been drawing anything and everything since she was small. She originally started drawing photographs of my family but quickly ran out of subject matter , so her husband suggested drawing other peoples photos as a business, she hasn't looked back since.
Lyn is completely self taught and has never attended art college her only art qualification is a higher in art and design. Instead, growing up she worked in a variety of jobs with the public (barmaid, waitress,dental nurse ,qualified nursery nurse, bank teller) meanwhile always drawing in her spare time.
The fact that she is not formally trained means her art appeals to everyone ,she draws pictures that she loves.
Her work has appeared in Neos and a gallery in Fraserburgh. She has had numerous and varied commissions,taught a variety of workshops on caricature drawing and photo realistic drawing, done talks on life as an artist to local groups,raised money drawing caricatures for the children at her local nursery Xmas event and had caricature and illustrative work featured on numerous business websites.
The Youtube video is made up of lots of her quick caricatures, believe it or not these can all be completed in less than 10 minutes.
Here's what some of her customers said about Lyn.
Cake Affair bakery caricature.
"Lyn Elrick from Picky Pencil created this for us and it's an absolute masterpiece xxx she's a very talented lady."
"Fantastic artwork, Lyn is an amazing artist and captured my family's likeness incredibly. Lyn was extremely helpful and could not offer enough help or advice on how to create the perfect drawing. Great friendly service and lovely person to meet. Will definitely be using Lyn again!"
"I was blown away when I received the drawing which I asked Lyn to draw for me for an engagement present, it was amazing, the detail that is put into it is spectacular, thanks again."