ARTIST STATEMENT

 

For me, painting is a pilgrimage – a journey into my soul and the mystery of creation.  

Whether I am painting  on a sun-drenched beach in Florida or Maui, in the Hudson Valley, near Italian castles or French chateaus, my "plein air" paintings capture the energy and spirit of nature.  

I work to capture both what is seen and what is not seen.  With intuitive leading the way, when on location I allow what I feel to override what I see. With years and years of classical training under my belt my hand can easily follow my heart creating a work of art that not only represents the scene but also allows the soul of the place to come forth. 

Years of study with shamans has sharpened my understanding of energy, enhancing my ability to capture the invisible  bringing life to each canvas.  Through color, lines and brushstrokes I portray feelings that  often cannot be put into words.                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                               -Linda Richichi