Learn. Create. Perform.
Linda Finn has been making art for more than thirty years. She has studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, the University of Waterloo (Fine Arts Department) and White Mountain Academy of the Arts in Elliot Lake, Ontario. Linda has participated in over 125 group and solo exhibitions, including shows in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Japan. She is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, the Ontario Society of Artists, the Northern Ontario Art Association, and the Society of Canadian Artists. Her work may be found in public, corporate and private collections in Canada and abroad.
Willing to share her knowledge, Linda has taught numerous workshops in schools and art organizations. She has convened Watercolour Symposia and Arts & Crafts Conferences, helped set up the local arts council, served as an advisor for Cambrian College in Sudbury, and has been a juror for many art exhibitions and shows. In 1992, she received the Lescarbot Award from the Canadian government and the Canada 125 Medal from the Ontario government for her volunteer work in the arts.
She lives in Elliot Lake Ontario, with her husband, Murray.
After experimenting with a variety of techniques and subject matter for a number of years, my work has evolved into imagery using words and language, textural surfaces, and often the incorporation of objects found in nature. When beginning a piece, the found object is sometimes the primary source of inspiration, recalling a memory or sensation; but more often I use snippets of poetry, conversation or puns to prompt the process of discovery and interpretation. Hand-drawn images and transference prints are often embedded within the surface of the piece, which become mixed media assemblages or layered original prints. This work traverses a wide terrain, from geological time and natural history to autobiography and emotions. “The world around us speaks to us in many different ways. The power of language and the abstract shapes of letters to create images is what interests me in this current work. Viewers may read into them what they want.”
visit Linda Finns website at www.lindafinn.com
A Sampling of Finn Originals
War Letters Project
- Albert Einstein