First Friday Reception - May 6, 6-8pm
410 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 170, Raleigh NC 27603
I was born in Wisconsin, raised in Illinois, spent many years in Southern California and have been living in North Carolina since 1986. I come from a family of artists, my father and great uncle, both dreamers and art lovers. I lose myself when I paint, and I draw inspiration from thoughts of my mother. My mother was present physically but mentally absent. The lack of a mother in my childhood has had an enormous influence on my life. I use painting as the most sincere form of self-expression.
I make my art from a variety of mixed media sometimes using encaustic. I love mixed media because I can add or subtract fabric, photography, wax or even magic marker at will. The liquid wax has a mind of its own. A variety of textures and bold colors are available and joyful in my art making. Lately, I have been working on abstract acrylic paintings that include photos I have taken – NY Graffiti shots from my many trips visiting my two sons who live there.
All of my works contain a presence of “Elaine” whether underneath the layers of paint or on top in the form of a silhouette.
I have attended Penland School of Crafts to study encaustic painting and various other art schools & classes over many years. In addition to being an artist, I am currently a touring docent at the North Carolina Museum of Art and run a small business with my husband in downtown Raleigh.
I am a member of the VAE and you can see more of my art at 311 S. Martin Street Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina, just look for me inside at the Local Color Gallery. You can also visit my website at www.LindaKimball.com.