Linda Mann

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Linda Mann

United States

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My dramatic still life paintings evoke an ordered, stylized reality. I paint with an understanding of how people see and know the world, not by recording every detail, as a camera or computer would, but rather by observing the essential, and editing out the unimportant and distracting. Working exclusively from life with no reference to photographs, I observe the ephemeral effects of light and how they appear to the human eye, re-creating the experience in oil paint. Through my selective and heightened focus and dramatic lighting, everyday objects are imbued with weight and meaning. In unstable times, it is valuable to step back and be reminded that despite chaos, the world is still understandable and beautiful. 

Linda Mann lives and works in Bellevue, WA. Mann studied at the Gage Academy of Art (Seattle, WA) and The Academy of Art College (San Francisco, CA). She has had solo exhibitions at the Hyatt Regency (Bellevue, WA) and Quent Cordair Fine Art (Burlingame, CA). Mann has been selected Associate Living Master by the Artist Renewal Center as well as a Finalist in their 2019 and 2020 International Salons. 

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