Artist Statement

It is the beauty of Godʼs magnificent artistry in the world around me that inspires me to paint. I love light. It transforms the mundane into the spectacular. I stand in awe. Colors, rhythmic patterns, and beautiful form perform as if dancing to unheard music. This is what I try to capture in my artwork. It brings me great joy and purpose in life to birth on canvas those things which stir my soul.

I love rhythmic, well-designed compositions with a lot of ʻfood for the eyeʼ. I am a representational painter by choice. I feel that my affinity towards realism enhances the message I am trying to convey. Concept and design are paramount, but by offering complex compositions, full of detail, the eye can keep traveling around the painting discovering something new every step of the way. 

 

My Blog

 Recently I was invited to be a Featured Artist on the website www.ArtsyShark.com.  This is quite an honor.  When you visit this site, and you find the Linda Tompkin featured artist page, you will see some of my new still lifes plus some of my all time favorites.  You will also glean some additional information about me, the way I work, and a little of my history as an artist.

Sunday
Jan152017

Creation Calls

 

"Creation Calls" has been accepted in the 2017 American Watercolor Society's Exhibition in New York.  This is the 150th Anniversary Show.  It is quite an honor to be included in this prestigious show.

I have always been attracted to pattern and the current fad of drawing tangle patterns has captured my interest.  I love to draw these intricate patterns in my spare time, while waiting in a doctors office, sitting down to a meal, etc.  I honored this hobby with my real love.....painting!

 

Saturday
Jan072017

Gift of Life


I am pleased to announce that my painting, "Gift of Life", has been accepted in the Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation's 2017/2018 "Words in Red"  traveling exhibition.  It will be going on tour on the West Coast for over a year.

The theme for the show is "Words in Red".  The paintings must be based on any statement that Jesus made with a Scripture reference from the New King James or New International Version of the Bible.

The following passage from Matthew 26:26-28 is the Scripture that I based this painting on.

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to His disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is My body."  Then He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you.  This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." 

 

 

 

 

Monday
Dec122016

Blue Floral Scarf



In addition to acrylic painting, I enjoy painting on silk with silk dyes.  Some of the art pieces that I have done on silk are completed as paintings which are shown in the  silk painting section of this website.  Another format that I like to use for my silk painting is to create beautiful scarves.

This is one of the silk scarves which I hand painted with an overall floral repeat pattern.    It is laying on my work table in my studio.  It has been removed from the stretcher bar frame that suspended it above the table when I painted it. After painting it, it had to be heat set for several hours in my steamer.  I have really  enjoyed wearing it. 

 

Sunday
Dec112016

Now on Facebook!

I now have a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TompkinStudios

 

Sunday
Dec112016

A Father's Heart

My newest painting, A Father's Heart,  was presented to our Bishop recently.  I had been asked to paint during the Sunday morning service on the day that the Bishop was preaching. The sermon he preached on was about the lost son which Jesus talked about in  Luke 15:11-24 about the lost son.

My heart was drawn to the father.  I painted him sitting on his garden wall, looking off into the distance, yearning for his son's return.  The mood is somber.  The sky is gray.  He has waited a long time.  It is Autumn, the last of the leaves are falling.  The bird flying away is symbolic of the son who has flown away.  This father's heart is heavy, but he never gives up hope.

In the same way, our heavenly Father waits for each of us to return to His loving care.  He never gives up on any of us.