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Arctic Paintings by Linda Lang


oil painting of an iceberg with purple skyArctic Light, oil on canvas

 

Today we are taking a closer look at the artworks of landscape painter Linda Lang. Linda draws inspiration for her paintings from numerous expeditions into Canada's arctic circle. She is a passionate conservationist and brings a clear love of the northern wilderness into her arctic paintings.

 


painting of an arctic fjord with glacier and mountainsView From Glacier, Pangnirtung, oil on canvas

 

I find Linda's use of shadow and large, simplified forms very visually pleasing. There is a great deal of movement in the images which in some ways reminds me of the works of Emily Carr. Also notable is the way that Linda manages to inject so much vibrant colour into paintings of a landscape that most of us probably think of as a vast expanse of white and grey tones.

 

Linda also helped found the Polar Artists Group, which brings artists together with scientists and researchers to create work bringing attention to climate change.

 


painting of yellow house with mountains and ocean in the backgroundHaycock House - Pangnirtung, oil on canvas


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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