Saturday, March 20, 2010
Evoking early childhood memories
Traverse City artist Linda Chamberlain's primary focus in designing her mixed media paintings is the exploration of man and his relationship to the natural environment. Her pieces evoke conceptual references to nature, botanical themes, the figurative form and early childhood memories.
Linda draws upon the simplification associated with the Arts and Crafts Period. She creates works that eliminate the superfluous in life, reducing reality to the essentials. The artist's most recent series explores man's fascination with life and spirituality. The bird image is used to examine this quest. Childlike figures lead us to the path of our own introspective journey. Man's fascination with his surroundings is examined within these confines.
We've been carrying Linda's original paintings and assemblages for years, but recently we've added her giclee prints and blank greeting cards. They are an affordable way for collectors to acquire images that they connect with. The "Friends," "Max," and "Up North" series are all best sellers and range from $40 for a 10" x 10" to $85 for a 14" x 14" giclee print. Greeting cards are $4.50 each.
Please contact Gallery Fifty directly to purchase or for a special order: 231-932-0775.
Arthur and the Red Ball
Bird in Hand
A Good Day
On the Pond
Bob the Bear with Cabin
Bob the Bear in Canoe
Bob the Bear with Rock