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Layers of Colour: The Art Portfolio of Linda Henningson

A painting made with hues of blue and whiteMidnight, acrylic on canvas

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


A painting of a landscape with panels of geometric patterningThe Visit, acrylic on canvas

 

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.


A screen capture of Linda Henningson's art portfolio websitewww.lindahenningson.com

 

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.


A mixed media collage of a tree at the edge of waterCoastline, mixed media


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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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