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Linda Larsen -
Plein Air Landscape Artist
Growing up in Mill Valley, I spent many an afternoon exploring the
hills and forests of Marin County. In my early adulthood,
I moved to Canada, living in a number of its provinces ?British
Columbia, Nova Scotia and Quebec, attending classes in drawing and
The abundant variety of Canadian regional landscape taught me a
profound appreciation for the vast beauty and wildness of nature.
After returning to California, I became captivated by landscape
painting. The natural landscape became the subject of my
paintings, my artists model, muse and teacher. The consistent
theme running through my varied landscapes is the play of color.
The shifting light and atmosphere of nature give me endless
possibilities of exploring color's dynamics. Landscape painting
gives me the opportunity to indulge my love of the outdoors and
my need to respond, with paint or pencil, to the beauty and
mystery of life.
Working in a studio setting, now
at ICB in Sausalito and previously at Smith Ranch Studios in
Terra Linda, has enabled me to work larger than the size limits
imposed by working outdoors and to explore an increasingly more
personal approach to my painting or pastel subjects. I look
forward to further artistic growth.
I invite you to visit my studio, for more information access:
Artists Open Studios
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