Lynda Brothers has been weaving and designing tapestries for over 45 years. She has owned studio/galleries in Aspen, Colorado; Taos, New Mexico; Cape Town, South Africa; Ojai, CA; and presently has her studio in Moorpark, CA where she works on and teaches tapestry, silk painting, marbling on fabric and other surface design techniques. For the past 16 years she has taught weaving and art to children at Colfax Elementary School in North Hollywood, CA, was assistant theater director and designed numerous sets for children’s theatre.
Brothers’ work gives the impression of “painting with fiber”, with texture, color and techniques flowing together with harmonious ease. She is experienced with weaving on a variety of looms but prefers the High Warp Loom which allows her to view the tapestry as it proceeds.
From 1974-1976 Brothers worked with two other master weavers on a major project for the Paarl Civic Centre outside of Cape Town, South Africa. She worked with award winning architects Munnik, Visser, Black and Fish on the enormous woven wall mural (375 Square Meters) which was designed to represent the landscape and life styles of one of the world’s richest wine growing areas. The Paarl Tapestry incorporated all hand-dyed yarns and multiple innovative weaving techniques.
Solo Exhibits in South Africa include: Gallery International; Artist Studio Gallery; Stuttaford’s Centre Showcase.
Group shows include: Stellenbosch Museum; Aquarius Gallery; Cape Town Art Centre; Sandstone City Gallery; Nouvelles Images Gallery. During her residence in Cape Town the artist also designed woven fabrics for Svenmill Fabrics Ltd., South Africa’s largest export fabric mill.
Solo exhibits in the U.S. include: Arlington Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA; Gilbert Gallery, Ojai, CA; The Ventura Govt. Centre, CA.
Group shows in the U.S. include: The California Invitational Fiber Show; International Fiber Show, Paul Waggoner Gallery, Chicago, IL; Nexus Gallery, Pasadena, CA; Art Festival, Santa Barbara, CA; Shoshana-Wayne Gallery, L.A., CA; Kirvan/Bartoszewicz Gallery, Palm Springs, CA; International Tapestry, Wellspring Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; “Threads of Inspiration”, Wellspring Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Moorpark Artists Spring Show, Moorpark, CA; Media as Content/ Process as Form: Contemporary Expressions in Textiles, Riverside Arts Foundation, Riverside, CA.; Designing Weaver’s Showcase at the S. California Handweaver’s Conventions; Fiberarts at Buttonwood Farms Winery; Beatrice Wood Gallery, Ojai, CA; Finegood Gallery, West Hills, CA; Ventura County Government Center, CA; Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles. She also created a collaborative woven sculpture, with International Batik Master Ferril Nawir, installed at “The Nature of Sculpture” exhibit, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Arcadia, CA.
Winner of Handweavers Guild of America “Showcase” in 2005.
Among the Artist’s many corporate collectors are: Medical Advertising and Design; Marriott Hotel; Fuji Bank; Pacific Telephone; Macanan Marketing; Coldwell Banker; Schlecht, Shevlin and Shoenberger; The Ojai Valley Inn and Country Club; England, Whitfield, Schroeder & Tredway; First Federal Savings and Loan; St Mary’s Health Services Hospital; Moorpark Veterinarian Hospital.