The opportunity to contribute to a community project promoting local seafood and sustainability was a concept I admired and an ideal extension of my art practice.
My local environment is a theme I explore through my artwork and most recently my focus has been, coincidentally, painting local fish. I work quickly, from life, so for this project I would take a fish to the studio, lay it out on a table and paint and draw it many times over until I came up with an image I was happy with.
Linda’s work is showcased throughout the ‘Port to Plate’ Port Stephens seafood cookbook; an extension from her series ‘Washed Up’.
An award winning artist based in Port Stephens, NSW, Linda exhibits in solo and group exhibitions. A finalist in many art prizes, her work is held in public, corporate and private collections.
Linda works in a variety of media including painting, paper and ceramics. Her focus being on uniquely and quintessential Australian themes for each series of work depicting Australian motifs.
Linda started painting fish after finding them washed up on the shoreline during long beach walks of Covid 19 lockdown. A series of artworks ‘Washed Up’ was the initial exhibition to come from these artworks depicting local bream, pilchards, leatherjacket and cowfish.The theme has developed with time to include more species, still life, interiors and landscapes.
The opportunity to become involved in the Port to Plate project was a perfect extension, both visually and philosophically.
Linda is represented by Project Gallery 90, Sydney.