Artist Linda Schwartz

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Capturing people, places and objects that evoke emotion and connect us - to the past, to memories, to imagination, to joy, to childhood – is my motivation.  Color, shape, light and reflections are the themes that I use to explore those connections.I employ color - from the sepia tones of vintage portraits to the bright, vibrant colors of childhood remembered and imagined.  I am drawn to the way that glass reflects and distorts light, changing our perception of reality, just as the lens of memory distorts our past and reflects our present.  I love iconic objects that spark recognition and draw us in, hinting at forgotten feelings and memories below the surface.  Patterns created by recurring geometric and other shapes are also a major theme in my work. The rich color, immediacy and texture created with pastels offer the ideal medium to bring these themes to life.  I use these themes to explore and express our connection to people, places & objects.

A New Jersey native, Linda has been interested in drawing since childhood and took photography, pottery and sculpture classes in college. She has studied portraiture and painting with Enrique Flores-Galbis, Andrea Gianchiglia and Anne Kullaf at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit and the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster. Her work has been shown in juried and solo shows in NJ and has been featured on the cover of Connections Magazine. She is active in local art organizations and is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. Linda lives in Warren, N.J. with her husband and their cat Daisy, and has two adult children.

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