Linda Leonhart McCall's Fine Art Paintings
With a long history of working from observation, the images I choose to paint are abstracted representations of people, places, and events. The painting process begins with visually recognizable subjects that are most often the places I have visited in my travels. The settings most always have dramatic passages of light and shadow that are primary structural design elements that define space, however, the light and shadow also expresses symbolic associations that are personal to me. They strongly reference good and evil; and finding balance in life. It relates to memories of past events and experiences and can also reference sentiments of larger social and cultural issues. The light and shadow, the architectural spaces, and the subjects (the figures) themselves then tell a story that emerges as the paintings evolve. During the painting process the figurative elements are reduced into simplified shapes of light and color to enhance the ambiguity of the space; allowing the atmosphere and figureative relationships to tell their story while leaving interpretation of the stories that emerge open to the viewer.
- Linda Leonhart McCall