By Dallas Jeffs
Linda Henningson works in paint and mixed media, creating artworks that emphasize bright colour and pattern, using recognizable landscapes and still-life scenes as the basis for psychedelic works combining geometric patterns with flat layers of colour.
I really enjoy the bright, eye-catching look of Linda’s works, and the way the artist employs hard outlines and clearly delineated shapes to create a graphic look that really pops. The artist’s most recent works seem to each lean on a specific colour or simple colour palette, sometimes with figurative details rendered in two contrasting colours. The effect is like that of a photoshop filter in some cases, and creates an interesting blurring of the lines between these traditional works and a very contemporary, digital aesthetic.
Linda also produces works of collage and mixed media. I especially like her Nature series of mixed media works. These pieces capitalize on the rich colour palettes of landscape photos taken with what looks to be a film camera, with painted elements reflecting deep teals, yellows, and greens.