|Painting on silk is an incredibly time consuming and unforgiving medium, just one drop of misplaced dye, a broken resist line or an accident in the steamer and days of painstaking work are ruined. As challenging as painting on silk is however, it is also one of the most rewarding art forms. The two hour steaming process joins the fiber reactive dyes molecularly with the silk so the dyes take on the silks iridescent sheen. It is because of this union that silk paintings are able to produce an awe inspiring range of reflective color that no other medium is capable of creating.|
Linda studied Photography through New York Institute of Photography in the early 1980’s, after graduating she moved to Hawaii where she apprenticed in photography and did freelance photography work. Upon returning to New England in the 1990’s her photography was shown in galleries and fine art shows while she did freelance writing for various publications. Finding that her career in photography was not fulfilling her desire for creative expression, Linda began exploring printmaking, papermaking, painting and other mediums before teaching herself the art of painting on silk. Immersing herself in the silk painting process it quickly became her medium of choice.
This artist resides in Brattleboro, Vermont.