Everyone is diverse in their attraction to art and is affected by it differently. The need for creativity and the enjoyment of it is a basic part of the human experience. I paint reality as I see it, with the intention of bringing forth emotion to entice a reaction from the viewer.
Love of nature, creation and everything this entails is revealed through each of my paintings. Hence, my favorite subjects are landscapes and the interaction of people and animals during events they share. My vivid conceptual sense of color, shapes, and dimensions are apparent in each artwork. Painting oil on canvas is my favorite medium because the depths and contrasts seem easier to achieve than with other techniques. I sometimes paint in the photorealistic style at the request of my clients, using an old photo from their family album as a point of reference.
People are fascinating with very unique experiences. I like sharing life stories and learning what makes up someone’s character. Painting a past experience or memory for a client is a privilege, a look into their personal side and what makes them who they are. I have been told that the feeling released by my re-creation of their memory is as real as the event that inspired it. Their happiness delights me.
Each of us have talents, mine is painting. It has given me much joy and pleasure. My gift was given to share God’s love, hence the ‘G’ logo inside a heart means ‘Love of God’.
– LINDA KINNEY