The Art of Linda Stabinski
The artwork created by Linda Stabinski, who is Studio Linski, has a way of engaging the viewer with layered color and texture stories that uplift, embrace, and stir the viewer’s imagination. Her #ihavethisthingwithcircles collection to Mulberry Art Studios this September, and the public is invited to come out and meet the artist at a First Friday Opening Reception on Sept 2nd from 5pm until 9pm. The collection will be on exhibit throughout the month of September, regular gallery hours are on weekdays from 10am until 4pm.
So why circles?
"Circles symbolize connection, inclusion, wholeness, perfection, and unity. Circles stand for eternity, infinity, seasons and cycles. Circles suggest movement and repetition. The Circle represents the Self," Linda Stabinski explains.
#ihavethisthingwithcircles was born in March of 2015 as an exploration of the circular shape, its meanings in the artist’s life, and the many ways it could be translated visually - either as focal point, buried layer, deconstructed shape, or study in size. Originally intended to be a series of 100 small works on paper as part of an art challenge organized by a fellow mid-Atlantic artist, the series blossomed into larger-scale works on canvas after completion of the original 100 in November of 2015. This exhibit, the first public showing by the artist, will feature dozens of the small works on paper from the original 100, as well as newer, larger works on canvas which feature circles as focal points or buried layers.
Linda Stabinski is an abstract intuitive artist living and working in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The granddaughter of an oil painter, her earliest childhood memories of making art involve watercoloring beach scenes of the Texas Gulf Coast where she was born and raised. Originally, Linda intended to be a lawyer but decided, during her senior year at Franklin and Marshall College, not to apply to law school. She considers this one of the most liberating decisions of her life. Linda has always been considered by family and friends to be the “creative one.” While her daughter was in pre-school, she studied at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design and, since 2003, has been a professional interior designer. Nurturing her creative-self, Linda discovered the freeing and healing powers of intuitive painting in 2014. Since that time, she has passionately pursued self-expression on canvas and paper using acrylics, acrylic ink, and other mixed media, often without employing the traditional painter’s tool of the brush. Using her hands, fingers, spray bottles, old credit cards, and other non-traditional mark-making tools, Linda’s paintings are comprised of many layers, each one rooted in curiosity about texture, shape, line, and color. In these ways, her paintings are similar to the interiors she designs - each one unique, yet with a common voice full of surprises, colors, and layers. She is sensitive to balance, rhythm, and focal point, all born organically on the substrate during the creative process as she paints to the beat of her heart and her emotional temperature, rather than for the practice of technique or on the focus of product. Linda is currently expanding her use of mediums to include watercolor and gouache. Linda’s work is held in private collections in the U.S., Canada, Thailand, and Iceland.
Take a peek into Studio Lindski at www.studiolinski.com