My work is in the form of Contemporary Landscapes and snapshot details of nature. Using Canada’s vast mountains and never ending prairie to give me inspiration; “Love for the unspoken words of nature.”
It has been said that Linnea's "Mountain paintings are so cleverly laconic "
My intention, to spark personal recollections in the viewer from an unconventional perspective, moving pigments that are suspended, extracting pigments, manipulating the smallest pigments creating layers of transparent colour, playing on depth with slight transitions to add complexity and mystery within the surface, leaving a translucent history. I see these layers as a metaphor for life; the pigmented puddles are the quiet moments of rest, absorbing over time, the layers we create from memories, dreams and reflections. Some unseen solid layers and some layers seeing right through to the first brush stroke.
I do not want to recreate an exact replica of mountains but using strong, bold and unexpected colours, using the shadows, the highlights of snow and creases within the mountains creating a representation, a feel and essence of a mountain. Something similar to the mountains when their beauty has touched your soul!