BC-based artist Linda Wagner uses a vibrantly saturated color palette to capture macro and micro landscapes. Working mainly in oil paint and watercolor, Linda captures the ever-changing scenery of not only coastlines and forests, but of florals and simple still-life arrangements.
In our previous feature of Linda’s artworks, we looked at the way she uses bright colour and exaggerated form to draw the viewer’s eye into every different plane and contour of a flower. The artist employs similar techniques in her landscape paintings, utilizing eye-catching pops of orange, yellow, and red in coastal views that are otherwise washed in cool, pale blues.
The artist’s style is detailed, but never overworked, accurately capturing the forms of trees, architecture, and the occasional human figure in bright, gestural blocks of pigment. Some of the artist’s spindly trees remind me of work by Tom Thomson, and the warm compositions of other classic Canadian paintings.