Life as Inspiration
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"