Linda Larson is a contemporary Scotland-born artist who lives and works in San Francisco, California. Linda studied at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art, lived in Italy and then relocated to San Francisco. Her body of work includes murals, illustrations and now she works mostly with oil on wood panels.
Linda exhibited her work extensively in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her permanent studio is at America's largest artist colony, Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco.
In her own words...
The simplest access to an alternative existence, which is silent, intimidating, and transformative is when I’m submerged in the ocean. I am immersed in a sparkling magical world completely at odds with life above. I feel nothing but the tenuous connection of my breath and experience of weightlessness to live briefly as other beings and matter.
This is my inspiration as my colors move from dark to light, organic forms from nature move from my hand in its manipulation to its demise. Vanishing shapes and mysterious creatures surface, fade, and play within the space of the painting surface making even the blandest and bleakest hopeful in forms that can bloom and fade in an allegory moment
Oil painting is my preferred medium. Recently I’ve been adding wax as part of my technique. I work in many layers; I can choose to interrupt the paint to excavate earlier ideas, sometimes deciding to show a calm veneer beneath other another elusive image.