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Linda J Bean

Linda J Bean

Alachua, FL

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My paintings may be of landscapes, florals, people or animals, but in fact, they are really about the energy that manifests in everything we see and experience. The process begins with seeing the subtle qualities of the moment, catching glimpses of the stillness within the very fabric of life. When my attention is attracted by a certain scene, I become absorbed in the subtleties of light, form, color and the act of observation itself. This fosters a state of calm, focused energy. Thoughts of the past and future are, for a time, dispersed. This is a magical state and the beginning of the creative process. Using photography, I begin the work of creating an image that sings of this experience. My photographs become the reference for my paintings.
I try to approach each painting freshly, with beginnerís mind -- to be totally present with the process, letting the painting come into being. I like to be at least a bit surprised along the way. This is why there is a lot of variety in my work. I paint mostly with palette knives on canvas, beginning with an under-painting of one or more colors. Out of concern for the environment and the health of myself and others, I choose to work with pigments that are not known to be carcinogenic.
I am attracted to expressive color, contrast, and especially texture--I like the way light plays with the texture, bringing the paintings to life. If my paintings affect the viewer with a sense of peace and attunement, I feel they are successful. We have been touched by the same energy.

Memberships:
Palette Knife Painters: http://www.paletteknifepainters.blogspot.com/
Women Painters of the Southeast: http://womenpaintersse.blogspot.com/
Gainesville Fine Arts Association: http://www.gainesvillefinearts.org/

Biographical History:
Linda J. Bean received her degree in Art from University of Central Florida. She also studied art at Northern Arizona University. Her areas of concentration were printmaking and photography. She studied painting in Sydney, Australia with Sarah Aylward, and in Gainesville, Florida with Elizabeth Barakah Hodges.

 

Cascade of Flowers by Linda J Bean

 

Rose and Vine by Linda J Bean

 

Garden Gate by Linda J Bean

 

Rainforest Gardens by Linda J Bean

 

At the Butterfly Rainforest by Linda J Bean

 

Fields of Color by Linda J Bean

 

Orchids on Stripes by Linda J Bean

 

Ibis Group by Linda J Bean

 

Ibis Reflecting by Linda J Bean

 

Ibis Under Cypress by Linda J Bean

 

Stars of the Earth by Linda J Bean

 

Afternoon in the Gardens by Linda J Bean

 

Field of Flowers by Linda J Bean

 

Moon in Leo by Linda J Bean

 

Gargoyle and Oak by Linda J Bean

 

Late Summer Day in Brooklyn Botanical Gardens by Linda J Bean

 

View of Japanese Gardens by Linda J Bean

 

Japanese Lantern and Bridge by Linda J Bean

 

Three Trees and Japanese Lantern by Linda J Bean

 

Waterlily Stages by Linda J Bean

 

Nitobe with Koi by Linda J Bean

 

Stone Lantern and Japanese Bridge by Linda J Bean

 

Japanese Garden in Brooklyn by Linda J Bean

 

Verdant Meditation by Linda J Bean

 

Tree and Path by the Pond by Linda J Bean

 

Verdant Peace by Linda J Bean

 

Tree and Waterfall by Linda J Bean

 

Tree Path and Pond by Linda J Bean

 

Japanese Garden at Nitobe I by Linda J Bean

 

The Children's Garden by Linda J Bean

 

Orchids with Frog by Linda J Bean

 

Tree Over the Santa Fe by Linda J Bean

 

Live Oak Spring Flowers by Linda J Bean

 

Kwan Yin with Flowers by Linda J Bean

 

French Country Orchids by Linda J Bean

 

Orchid Show by Linda J Bean

 

Passion of Flowers by Linda J Bean

 

Into a Field of Flowers by Linda J Bean

 

Daylily Dreams by Linda J Bean

 

Dogwood and Hayfield by Linda J Bean

 

Path where Sky meets Field and Forest by Linda J Bean

 

Through the Azaleas by Linda J Bean

 

Evening on the Hayfield by Linda J Bean

 

Meeting of Field and Forest by Linda J Bean

 

Canopy of Spring by Linda J Bean

 

Field in April by Linda J Bean

 

Best Friends on the River by Linda J Bean

 

Buddha with Persimmons and Red Vase by Linda J Bean