Linda is a second-career artist who had painted off and on for years when a bout with breast cancer did two things – she became the “artist-in-residence” on the chemo ward, and it made her serious about being an artist full-time. Linda was just learning the batik method when she got sick; she has painted in wax batik ever since.
The watercolor wax batik method utilizes alternating applications of wax and paint; progressing from the lightest to the darkest values. The resulting paintings reveal texture, contrasts of light and dark, and luminous layers of color which are the hallmark of this method. The blended washes of color combined with hard-edged abstracted shapes yield truly unique works of art.