Linzi Morgan Whitting
'I love sharing, making & creating with people, watching groups get more daring & loving what they are making. New skills improve confidences and bring about a sense of well being and delight'.
All works are available in prints or original works.
For commissions please contact me.
Linzi Morgan Whitting trained at Bradford Art College gaining her B.A. in Art & Design. She went on to become a named designer at Liberty's and sold her hand printed silks exclusively in Liberty's of London.
Linzi had always written and performed her own songs and she signed to Warner Chappel's as a songwriter having won the Nordoff Robins singer songwriter award through Radio 1.
She gained her teacher training and PG Cert in Fine Art & Professional Practice and went on to become Head of Art/ Textiles in London. Linzi became Assistant Director for KW4K's which culminated in a charity performance in aid of Anti-Slavery International at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House called 'Break the Chains'.
Her interest in art, theatre, set design and music has been a constant thread throughout her life. From set designing on London fringe productions which led to set design for a production at The Traverse, Edinburgh Festival, to facilitating on community music and art projects in the UK and abroad.
In 2007 Linzi devised and led an Arts initiative in Banda Ache, Sumatra, following the Tsunami. She worked with over 100 students who had been directly affected by the tsunami, creating artworks with the children to raise money for the Sukma Banska schools.
Having moved to Warwickshire and worked at Compton Verney in the Learning Department, she became Head of Art at The Croft School for five years. She continues to work with ‘thedramaclub’ making and designing sets and props for their productions. Linzi has been teaching for 17 years.
'I continue to make and exhibit my prints. I am particularly drawn to print, drawing, and, clay. My clay sculptures explore the relationships between spirits......birds & angels, animals & birds, usually always birds! A burning ambition is to fly like in dreams, to fly without wings!! Some of my sculptures can be found for sale at Narberth Pottery in Pembrokeshire, a wonderful potter Bryony Rich enabled me to make work in swaps for minding the shop. This meant I could keep making when I didn't have a kiln, for which I am ever grateful. Bryony makes beautiful pots, goblets, soup bowls and much more, if you are visiting Narberth I urge you take a visit to Narberth Pottery to marvel at her wonderful azure blue pots which are on sale'.
Linzi works in Community radio, presenting and devising The Art Show, Welcombe Radio, Stratford upon Avon - 'my wish is to create an on-air, shared, creative space'.
TV & Film, Music: Sky TV, Channel 4/Black Diamond Films, Daddy Fox Films.