Location: United States
Linda Lamore was born in Los Angeles, California. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.F.A. from San Diego State University, where she majored in painting and minored sculpture. After receiving her teaching credential, she taught art, 3-D design, and ceramics for six years. Her longing to produce art full time led her and her family to Ashland, Oregon.
Linda Lamore has always been intrigued by the way light plays across the surface of colors and how the colors are perceived. Working primarily as an abstract painter, she has developed her own style of applying layer upon layer of oil paint with a palette knife, creating rich color fields on canvas.
In this series, the colors on these heavily painted surfaces refract and break apart, showing multiple layers of color that move and dance across the surface.
By removing all structure and subject matter and just focusing on how light plays across the surface of colors, my refracted color fields allow me to be more spontaneous and fluid. Hopefully this will allow you, the viewer, to visually step into them and meander awhile.
Continuing with refracting the light, in this series I am focusing on the meeting of colors reminiscent of seascapes, landscapes, and panoramas.
It was my desire to put painting and sculpture together into a blended piece that led me to these mixed media paintings.
I like to use subtle blends of colors to give the paintings a peaceful and soothing quality that gently radiates from within. The geometric shapes are the background that provides the beginning structure. The curved accents of sculpted wood are symbolic and influenced by Asian characters. Each wood piece is a physical reminder of the possible strokes that the hand can make. The heat-treated copper symbolizes the fire within each of us that strives to be recognized. Each painting also has Chinese characters that give each piece an additional meaning. The small squares are my way of organizing and balancing each painting to bring a sense of calm and equilibrium that finishes the structure of the painting.