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.

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." 

 

 

 

 

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