The casual abstract patterns and compositions served up by nature, moment by moment, have always attracted my attention. With this awareness, and a lifelong recreational involvement with the Southern California coast, the area where water and land meet has become a rich source of inspiration for my paintings. These paintings are an effort on my part to evoke emotions and moments easily recognized by anyone with a fondness for the shoreline.
Robin Becker is a mixed media artist. “My artworks are collages of visual poems of what I see around me. They become monoprints of color photo imagery on silk that I apply to canvas. Wet paint extends the images beyond the borders into my dreams and written thoughts.”
Silk painting workshops are offered in Linda’s Topanga Canyon studio. No experience needed. See website for details: www.lindabolhuis.com
These luminous paintings are created by applying a “resist” called Gutta to a silk canvas. Concentrated fabric dyes are then applied in layers with watercolor brushes. After steaming to set the dye, the paintings have the same archival quality of light fastness as the best watercolors.
Many original paintings are available in Giclee fine art editions.
Art is what I do. Always have, always will.
I have been drawing as long as I can remember.
The first drawing I can remember is of a Chestnut horse running against a blue sky.
I never had to decide what I was going to do.
I was drawn to the simple beauty of the natural world. Drawn to its elusive quality.
I’ve spent many hours with an animal by my side. Even now my dog Ricky is sleeping
away on his bed next to me in my studio. It’s a beautiful day.
By illuminating the uniqueness, the individuality of our natural world,
I intend to help preserve Earth’s living creatures and our environment.
I want to bring back vanishing shapes.
When people see my work I’d like them to take some time
to enjoy a positive response. Experience a quiet calm.
Celebrate creatures. Support conservation.