Artist Biography & Philosophy
The Artist Statement - Simplicity with the use of color and movement bring images to life.
The Purist – Linder never uses any mechanical means to create her paintings. She works solely in a freehand fashion and prefers working from her own photography or sketches.
The Minimalist – The “less is more” approach. The less clutter the more pleasing to the eye and the mind.
The Creative Freedom – Follow basic rules first for composition and color schemes, and then break the rules using the artistic license which makes each work unique.
The Media – Linder works in acrylic paints on canvas or board. She loves the fast drying time and the absence of harsh chemicals. It is a durable paint and allows more freedom to continue painting when the creative juices are flowing. The colors are just as vibrant as oils. It’s not the media you use, it’s how you use the media.
The Style -Traditional but leaning to contemporary, with cool colors and loose strokes. Her paintings have some movement from the natural world: wind, water, a person’s gesture or a weighted object. Representing these effects gives paintings life.
The Palette – J uses mostly cool colors, blues, turquoises, lavenders and greens with white accents.
The Encouragement - Linder was encouraged by her Mother to “Make it yourself.” With this in mind, J was given the inspiration to create. An early interest in drawing and the direction of a high school art teacher led her to the formal study of the visual arts. Early in her career Linder worked in the graphic arts and printing industries, but being a fine artist at heart she continues to follow that avenue. She loves to create and gets much satisfaction from art as a participant and a spectator. When she visits art museums, galleries and shows, Linder becomes inspired from viewing famous works and she cannot wait to leave so she can start painting her own masterpieces.
Art Studies and Exhibits - Leeper Park Art Fair in South Bend, Indiana and has displayed her work at local venues.
Ferris State University, (formerly Kendal College of Art and Design) Grand Rapids, Michigan
Northern Indiana Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana
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