Hello and welcome!
My name is Lisa McLinden and I’m a full time abstract expressionist painter with a portfolio of work in the area of landscape and seascape paintings. Although nomadic at heart, I currently divide my time between my home province of Ontario and life by the sea in Newfoundland, Canada. I’m blessed to be a mother and partner and spend my days working from my home based studio with my dog, Luna, attentively underfoot. In my spare time, photography and music bring me the greatest joy, as does spending time with family and friends.
I grew up surrounded by creativity, a creativity born more out of necessity than passion. My parents were simple folk, my mother a quilter and father a carpenter, both remarkable at re-purposing magnificent things with very little resources or formal education. This early exposure to their resourcefulness fueled a passion deep within me and firmly planted the seed of creativity. Prior to creative entrepreneurship, I worked full time in Special Education while attending university on a part time basis completing courses in fine art applications and art history. My insatiable appetite to learn both the technical aspects of fine art and the history behind the great master painters, solidified my need to create and paved the way to me working as a full time artist today.
ABOUT MY WORK
A constant source of inspiration and my greatest muse, nature is a continual theme throughout my work. Representative of the lush landscapes of Ontario and rugged, panoramic vistas of the East Coast, many of my pieces focus on the mystery found within horizon lines. A dance between light and dark, unknown and certainty, I intuitively attempt to translate the interconnection between myself and nature with the use of muted colours, metallic elements, and minimal composition. With each painting, my overall goal is to offer the viewer a moment of stillness and contemplation.
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