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  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.


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.


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