Mixed Media Artist
Artist Bio & Statement
Linnie holds Signature Member status at the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and has served as a board member of the Delaware Valley Art League and at Tri-State Artists Equity.
She’s hosts free mixed media workshops in libraries, retirement communities, and community centers where participants include adults, children, seniors, those with dementia, and those with social problems.
She received a grant from the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance to give 20 such art workshops throughout the local area in 2017. Recently, she taught children with disabilities how to make their own stickers at Please Touch Museum
She also teaches Mixed Media Collage at Lower Merion High School under the auspices of Main Line School Night.
A sampling of Awards: First place at Harcum College’s 100 Years of Art Exhibit in 2015; First place in ArtAbility annual juried exhibit to benefit Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Center, Malvern 2016 and 2017; First Place – DVAL juried Spring show, 2016; inclusion in the annual Art of the State juried show at the State Art Museum in Harrisburg 2016; First Place Graphics – GNAL juried spring exhibit 2015.
When I was thirteen, I announced I wanted to be a writer. After modest success with that, came marriage and the baby carriage — thoughts of writing were placed deep into the closet.
For fun, I designed pillows, stuffed animals, and quilts to exhibit at craft fairs. Divorce, full-time jobs, and single motherhood followed.
At 50, I met my forever husband at a used book sale. We owned an antiquarian book business together for 20 years.
At sixty, I was frightfully bored sitting at a computer logging in book acquisitions, so I enrolled in a collage workshop within walking distance of my home.
What does all this mish-mash have to do with my artist’s statement?
(I do believe these statements are rarely read — so does it matter?)
An artist’s work reflects and is a compilation of all their experiences, needs, and desires — not to mention genetics and nature vs nurture.
It took a while to get here. Making art is now a BIG part of who I am. I like looking at art, reading about art, learning about art, and most of all making it. It’s fun. It brings joy. So simple, really.