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HeART Haven Studios: The Art Portfolio of Linnie Aikens

A painting of seaside cliffs made in acrylicSunburnt Seacliffs, acrylic

Linnie Aikens creates works in a variety of media for her HeART Haven Studios. The artist creates works for her personal portfolio in oil, acrylic, watercolour, and even ceramics and photography. Outside of her own personal practice, Linnie also teaches art to school-age children. 

A painting of chairs arranged in a dense gardenAfternoon Repose, oil on canvas


I really like the way that Linnie varies her stylistic choices to the advantage of whatever medium she’s using. In her acrylic paintings, the artist takes advantage of the quick-drying nature of acrylic paint to build up layered images that showcase evidence of the artist’s hand, with brush marks that have an impressionist edge to them. 

A screen capture of Linnie Aikens' art portfolio

Throughout Linnie’s portfolio, there’s a sense of carefree appreciation for the art-making process, and an interest in experimentation with different media over similar subject matter. It’s interesting to look at Linnie’s photographic works and imagine how these pieces -- mostly photos of plants focusing on close-up views and different textures -- might inform works elsewhere in her portfolio.

A photo of succulent plantsLotusland

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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