Linda Murray

 

Artist's Statement


I have lived in the Kennebec River Valley all my life. I am inspired by the amazing light, natural beauty and wild life of this area. Whether it is the ledge-lined banks of the Maine coast or the lush woodlands that lie beyond, the colors and textures here are the building blocks used in my images.

 

I prefer to work with water media in a wet-in-wet format. This organic process provides opportunity for me to work intuitively. Color and texture are important elements in my work. I frequently begin by using a process called decalcomania, which was first used by surrealist artist, Oscar Dominguez. I apply plastic wrap to wet pigment giving an image rich texture, which can be developed once it is dry.

 

Floral Motif

acrylic on paper

Summertime

acrylic on canvas

Summer Surf II

acrylic on canvas

Gateway to Summer

acrylic on panel

The Ledges

watercolor, gouache

Vintage

watercolor, gouache

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