Born in Kent, Lynda Hukins first career was in hotel management and running her own business. It was only when she sold the business to have family that she managed to turn her attention to her love of wildlife and develop her skills as a sculptor.
The essential nature of her early work was wildlife with the inspiration of her work coming both from the rural countryside where she lives and the coastal shoreline. Setting out to capture the qualities of strength and movement that she looks for in her subjects, she uses a strong definition of line to draw the eye to the sculpture and give the essential movement that she was seeking to give to her work.
Many of her wildlife bronzes, all of which are life size, hint at abstraction in their simplicity and stylisation, giving them contemporariness in the character of their form.
This has led to a progressive move towards abstraction in her sculpture as an expressive form of her art. Lynda has always been drawn to the strength and movement she finds in her subject and their form, seeking to capture those qualities to draw the eye to the sculpture, and express it’s essential qualities.