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About Linda J Bean

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.