Hollingsworth DesignsLynne Hollingsworth

Testimonials

For Mural Projects And Educational Projects

“The presentation was professional with plenty of opportunity for participants to have direct input. Both I and my students were delighted with the session Lynne gave us and there was a real buzz about the presentation during the following weeks.”

Paul D. Bailey
Assistant Head Teacher
Woodlands School, Derby

“It felt like we were real artists.”

Jade aged 9
Grampian Primary School, Sinfin, Derby

“We were very impressed by Lynne’s standard of work and professionalism. She was easy to get on with and obviously concerned to do her best for us.”

Revd William Bates, Derby

“Staff found Lynne’s workshop inspirational and empowering… a superb, inspirational, excellent communicator. The most memorable and far reaching of the many activities that took place that week… a big thanks to you Lynne!”

Jayne Brookes
Pupil Support Leader
Grampian Primary School, Sinfin, Derby

“Lynne was great fun to work with.”

Antony, aged 15
Horncastle Youth Centre

“Lynne had a very good rapport with young people and staff alike. We would like to see Lynne return… young people are keen to continue with further murals.”

John Holt, Youth Worker in Charge
Horncastle Youth Centre

“Lynne is friendly and easy to get on with. I enjoyed painting… it was a great time. I would like to do it again.”

Kirsty Broughton aged 17
Sutton Youth Centre
Sutton-in-Ashfield

“Lynne was great to work alongside and kept the children and adults motivated throughout the project. Her interaction with the children was excellent and she made everyone feel at ease…she left us feeling truly inspired.”

N Gibbins
Harland’s Out of School Club Ltd
Long Eaton

“Lynne is very friendly and gets on with everyone. It doesn’t matter if you go wrong she always puts it right.”

Kayleigh Wilson aged 16
Sutton Youth Centre
Sutton-in-Ashfield

“Our children thoroughly enjoyed working with Lynne on something that was a completely new concept. The project was exciting and compelling with a brilliant end result. Lynne gets bonus points too, as a result of her project, two children who had previously shown no interest in artwork are now completely captivated!”

Helen Crisp,
Senior Coordinator
Cantelupe Kids Club, Ilkeston

“Lynne was friendly with a good sense of humour and easy to relate to… good interaction with the young people with respect and support to empower young people and give them the opportunity to excel in their project.”

Dorothy Tomlinson
Leader in Charge, Sutton Youth Centre
Sutton-in-Ashfield

“Lynne, I really enjoyed this project and would hope to work with you in the future.”

Ben aged 14
Murray Park School, Derby

“Lynne is a very fun person, she’s always got a smile on her face and she enjoys working with others.”

Alex aged 14
Murray Park School, Derby

“Thank you to Lynne for giving up her time and working with us, she has been a great person to listen to and her advice and guidance has been great.  I have really enjoyed being involved and it has been a valuable and enjoyable experience.”

Rebecca aged 14
Murray Park School, Derby

“Lynne’s enthusiasm inspired and encouraged the students giving them the confidence to express themselves on canvas, making the project an enjoyable and memorable experience for all.”

Alison Crocker, Art Teacher
Murray Park School, Derby

“I’ve learnt a lot of new techniques and learnt how to work with other artists. Thank you so much Lynne for working with us – you rock!”

Sarah aged 14
Murray Park School, Derby

“Lynne Hollingsworth was a fabulous choice to help young people of Matlock design and paint a range of murals for our Railway Station. She inspired the youngsters, had an approachable attitude to working with the children and gave them an insight into the work of a professional artist. We’re very proud of the welcome we now offer people who visit the town by rail.”

Lindsay Allen
Projects & Regeneration Officer
Matlock Town Council

"Lynne Hollingsworth was a fabulous choice to help young people of Matlock design and paint a range of murals for our Railway Station. She inspired the youngsters, had an approachable attitude to working with the children and gave them an insight into the work of a professional artist. We’re very proud of the welcome we now offer people who visit the town by rail."

Julie Hollings
Community Engagement Officer
Transform Schools (Rotherham) Ltd

For Private Painting Commissions

“Fantastic, inspirational and totally professional, we love the painting Lynne has created for us.”

A Eagles
Derby

“Lynne’s work is incredible; her work has depth and really comes to life. Lynne takes pleasure from other people enjoying her work. She is truly talented and an inspiration to all!”

Joanne Bolton
Melbourne, Derbyshire

“Excellent quality and standard… Lynne is very professional in her approach and her work. We have lots of feedback from friends and family when they come into our home. They ask where we purchased our paintings, and we are proud to tell them about Lynne and how wonderful her work is.”

Fiona and Mark Williams and Family
Tupsley, Hereford

For Training Events

“I only spoke to Lynne for a couple of minutes but she gave me more advice in those two minutes than I have got from everyone I’ve asked in the past couple of years!!”

Karen Williams
Creative Essential Delegate
Ilkeston

“Thanks again for the great workshop… I went away feeling really motivated and energised.”

Helen Wilderspin
Women in Rural Enterprise delegate
‘Building Image and Reputation Workshop’
Northamptonshire

“Your workshop has inspired me on to greater things and more than that your enthusiasm and drive for business has rubbed off on me!”

Miriam Cox, ‘The Laughter Lady’
Women in Rural Enterprise delegate
‘Building Image and Reputation Workshop’
Northamptonshire

“To meet someone with so much zest for life was a real boost. I do hope we get to meet again.”

Sue Greenham
Women in Rural Enterprise delegate
‘Building Image and Reputation Workshop’
Northamptonshire

“Thanks for the workshop, shame it didn’t go on for longer.  I feel very positive about how I want to shape and run my own business as your business ethics confirmed many of my own.”

Karen Wood
Women in Rural Enterprise delegate
Sleaford, Lincolnshire

“Lynne spoke with great enthusiasm, communicating her ideas clearly and inspiring her audience.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed your inspirational talk… You gave me lots to think about and I have already made plans following up some of your ideas.”

Lorna
Women in Rural Enterprise delegate
‘Building Image and Reputation Workshop’
Tissington

“Lynne provided a thought provoking and inspirational presentation that provided clarity and confirmation that getting off the merry-go-round and working in a way that is tuned to you, is actually okay to do.”

Emma Robinson (Business Finance Solutions)
Women in Rural Enterprise delegate
‘Creative Thinking Workshop’
Buxton

“Thank you for a truly inspirational workshop… I thoroughly enjoyed the day and took away some of your infectious enthusiasm to spur me on in my own business.”

Ruth Downing (Rural Pictures)
Women in Rural Enterprise delegate
‘Building Image and Reputation Workshop’
Derbyshire

“Lynne Hollingsworth is smart ... and I mean really smart, to be creative, commercial and immensely likeable, is a dynamic combination.”

Annabel McMahon (Racketys)
Women in Rural Enterprise delegate
‘Building Image and Reputation Workshop’
Tissington

“Lynne’s presentation was extremely well put over, in a practical positive way. With an abundance of tips and simple practical exercises. We all left with something that could be used to improve our business. This was truly time well spent! Thanks once again.”

Sue Richardson
Financial Planner at Positive Planning 4U

“Lynne’s presentation was truly inspirational!  Her passion for her work is infectious and has encouraged me to develop my own creativity.”

Carol Bowns
Creative Essentials Delegate
Derbyshire

“Having met Lynne at a regional event and been inspired by her myself, I was delighted that she was able to share her experiences and expertise with our members across the East Midlands by facilitating a number of workshops. The value of Lynne’s sessions to our members was apparent from the very start, with each and every member being enthused and inspired by her knowledge, delivery and (perhaps most importantly) her natural and contagious positivity for business and everything else! The feedback from our members has been excellent and I would very much hope to work with Lynne again in the future.”

Nicola Culliford
East Midlands Network Officer
WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise)

“I really valued your presentation, it was so refreshing and inspiring- thank you!”

Dawn Harris
Creative Essentials delegate
Nottinghamshire

We wanted a lively and successful artist to talk to the group to inspire them and give them motivation. Lynne achieved this, some quotes from the group included:

“ Flippin’ excellent a great motivator.”

“This was the best session yet! Brilliant!”

“Great Advice! Inspirational talk!”

Trevor Sparks
Marketing for Growth Limited

“If they did encores in training, Lynne would be required to give one. She left them begging for more! Lynne is a trainer I can trust to always deliver the best quality.”

Adrian Woods
Managing Director Eurekazone

“Many thanks for attending and speaking at our networking event - it was very inspiring listening to you. The evening was a huge success with an excellent attendance and comments like ‘very positive, stimulating and thought provoking’.”

Sue Scholes, Women's Enterprise Coordinator,
Leader + Derbyshire Chamber and Business Link

“Lynne has a natural ability to engage an audience. Creative Enterprises relate to her passion, drive and knowledge of how to create and manage a successful Creative Business, this was reflected in the many positive comments I received from delegates attending the Focusing Creativity Programme. I would thoroughly recommend Lynne to bring extra life to a workshop and she offers a true example of how a creative enterprise can find the balance between being creative and running a business.”

Anthony Byrne
Creative Industries Development Officer
Derbyshire County Council
placeholder

Online Brochure

Click to view Mural Enhancements Online Brochure.

placeholder

Project Films

Lynne documents her public and community arts projects in film.

Subscribe to newsletter

Don't miss out, sign up to receive our newsletter and let us keep you informed of forthcoming events and exhibitions.

Feed subscription

RSS Feeds are a way of subscribing to new content using a feed reader. Learn more