Linda Darby creates colourful, contemporary paintings. These geometrical abstractions, rather than representing, can evoke a range of meanings and associations. Her canvases sing with vibrant multicoloured tones of swirling paint, flowing jewel tones, glazes and rich textured patterns. For Linda, painting is about the relationship between image, memory and place. The shapes and titles allude to port cities, mill, factory, and company towns. Her cityscapes speak about the intrusiveness of the city on the natural environment.
There is also the joy of living in the city, in particular, Victoria., Canada. This city is blessed with abundant social and cultural amenities, visually pleasant and surrounded by ocean and wilderness. Her cityscapes portray cities with individuality, depicting places to visit in imagination, accompanied by the harmonies and discords of urban life, that grant a city spirit, life, imperfection and a playful, fanciful beauty.
All Images © Linda Darby
Guest Author Bio
Linda Darby is a visual artist who lives in Victoria, B.C., Canada, where she is an active member in the arts community. She is the chair of the annual Fairfield Artist Studio Tour, a Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria. During the past 4 years Linda had a solo show, took part is several duo and about 10 group shows. She has won awards and sold many paintings. Her work is represented at the Art Rentals Gallery of Greater Victoria.
Linda has a B.Ed. at S.F.U. in Burnaby, B. C. and attended the Emily Carr Art University, Vancouver, B.C. Her focus is contemporary painting inspired from study at Vancouver Island School of Art. Victoria, B.C.
Her painting was on the cover of May 2014 Focus magazine with an article about Linda’s work. Read more at THIS LINK.
Linda Darby – Online Store: artcommons.ca/fairfieldstudio/