Life as In­spi­ra­tion

Arabella - - FRONT PAGE - Writ­ten by Brett An­ning­son

The glint off the lake, the sun re­flect­ing in a pane of glass, the beau­ti­ful vi­brant colours mak­ing up the whim­si­cal pal­ette of Lin­ny­land - this is a world half­way be­tween imag­i­na­tion and cre­ation, a world of beauty and har­mony that is cre­ated the mo­ment brush hits can­vas. Wel­come to the art of Linny D. Vine. "Life is my in­spi­ra­tion," says Linny, "Colour, con­trast, pat­terns, light, quirk­i­ness, warm colors, vi­brant colors, pat­terns of colors, VW vans and bee­tles, char­ac­ter build­ings like old barns and old wooden grain el­e­va­tors, see­ing a pat­tern or de­sign in ur­ban or nat­u­ral set­tings, dreams – night dreams and day dreams, my imag­i­na­tion. Light­houses, the hu­man fig­ure or face, clouds, the form of a tree or blos­som, boats, birds, an­i­mals and/or their hu­mans, vin­tage, any­thing and ev­ery­thing can be a paint­ing and in­spi­ra­tion for a paint­ing. Both vis­ual im­agery and emo­tions/ feel­ings are in­spi­ra­tions, too. Paint­ing, cre­at­ing is an ex­cit­ing and inspiring process!" With such em­a­nat­ing en­thu­si­asm and vi­brancy, Linny’s work is cap­ti­vat­ing for its play­ful­ness and beauty. Her work has been com­pared to the Group of Seven, of­ten Lawren Har­ris, and some­times Tom Thom­son – and Linny is hon­oured to be com­pared to artists with such a strong dis­tinc­tive style. Per­haps it is that she seems to un­abashedly paint the world she sees and feels. Her style ex­ud­ing con­fi­dence and con­vic­tion as re­flected in each im­age.

left, Down­town Date, oil on can­vas, 30" x 20" above, Blos­som­time by the Blue Bridge, acrylic on can­vas, 36" x 48"

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