Lynn Rodgie grew up in a very artistic environment. Her father, also an artist, has inspired and encouraged her greatly throughout her life.
Lynn Rodgie studied Art and Design at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen. Her BA Hons degree was in graphic design. She worked as a Graphic Designer in Glasgow for a number of years before deciding to paint full time. Rodgie's design background shows in her paintings. Many of her paintings are stylised rather than fully representational.
Rodgie is constantly inspired by her environment; the Scottish countryside around her gives endless ideas for paintings. As she says; 'The soft rolling hills of the borders is perhaps not as spectacular as the rugged north or as picturesque as the Lake District, but it has a gentle pull that grows on you over time. The geometric shapes and colours of the ploughed fields, rows of hay bales in a golden field are visions that will get me itching to pick up a paintbrush'.
Artists who have influenced Lynn Rodgie include James Fullerton, John Bellany and Lin Pattulo to name but a few.