Artist Statement

Who isn’t curious about the secret life of nature? I paint to find a path to these unknowable mysteries. I paint to establish a personal connection to animals and nature; the act of painting is my personal portal to understanding sentient life forms. Through the process of painting, I affirm that our connection to nature is sacred and true.

I refresh my passion for interpretation by living in nature as much as possible. I am rewarded with soul sustenance. I hope that this blessing is transferred to viewers of my work. Every experience of nature gives me roots and holds me to the earth. In our current political and natural climate, I feel the need to be rooted more than ever.

It has taken me many years to honor this desire for communion with nature. Expression is human. Expression is life: urgent, relentless, essential.

 

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Biography

Linda Foy grew up in Miami during the age of disco and Castro. Despite these disparate and urban origins, nature and color have shaped her art and music.

She attended Berklee College of Music for two years, followed by a change in artistic focus, culminating in graduation from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in the practice of art. Her most beloved instructors were Joan Brown and Elmer Bischoff, both of the Bay Area Figurative Art School. Under their benevolent guidance, she found acceptance and encouragement for her source material as well as her style, characterized by immediacy and warmth.

She moved to Twin Bridges, Montana in 1993, where she still resides today.

Her love of the land, sky, and animals have shaped her work. Between working as a fishing guide, property caretaker, and chef, accompanied by wanderings to distant urban locales, she has created two music CDs and a small body of paintings, mostly held in private collections. Both her visual and auditory art reflect her environment, with a deeply personal and embracing love of nature. Working mostly in acrylic on canvas, her paintings are intuitive and ethereal, distinguished by her use of luminous color.

 

self-portraits from 1984 to 2013