Linda Reymore

Born in: 1949
Lives in: Stuart, Florida
Describe your art in three words: Whatever you see
Discipline: Painting, Mixed media
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana
Master of Science in Marketing Communications, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois
See More Work:  https://lindareymore.com/

The Anniversary - Acrylics, Ink, Modeling Medium on Canvas 36 x 24 in

"My artistic process resembles a puzzle where each piece contributes to either the overall harmony or intentional dissonance of my composition. Thumbnail sketches combined with several computer programs are useful tools that allow me to increase my creativity and refine my ideas."

What themes does your work involve?
Typically, my creations are abstract, non-objective, and experimental, without adherence to any specific theme. However, currently, I'm delving into the manipulation and assembly of distinct shapes into broader, overarching forms, frequently imbued with anthropomorphic qualities and arrangements. This marks my "Whimsy" phase.
Describe your creative process.
My art practice focuses on abstraction and experimentation, rotating shape, form, line, texture, and color, using varied materials on canvas without a specific narrative intent. This approach provides me with a dynamic range of creative possibilities, continual challenges, and inspirational sources. Currently, I find myself veering toward a whimsical style, often featuring anthropomorphic subjects, where the playfulness of form and color take precedence.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
After completing my visual art studies in college, I ventured outside the art realm professionally. However, my passion for the arts never waned. I became extensively involved with various art organizations, including a notable 17-year stint as the volunteer executive director of a youth symphony. I've always been inspired by the dedication of the musicians and visual artists I encountered, and by the 20th-century contemporary artists. Their relentless pursuit of beauty, emotion, and intellectual stimulation through fundamental principles continues to fuel my artistic aspirations. Having retired, I can reconnect with my own artistry, driven by the sheer joy of creative exploration and aesthetic appreciation.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
“Good” art necessitates the artist's complete conceptualization—an adept understanding of the idea conveyed and the medium used—and the artist's discernment of when a piece reaches completion. Exceptional art emerges through a universally understandable expression of a concept while offering a deliberate ambiguity, fostering viewer engagement through personal experience both intellectually and emotionally.
What is the role of the artist today?
I don’t believe there is a single designated role for artists today. Just as each member of society fulfills a unique role in relation to others, artists also adopt diverse roles. Some may seek to convey personal emotions, articulate opinions, champion ideas, or narrate stories. As an artist, I perceive my role like that of a researcher in other disciplines—engaging in exploration and experimentation with artistic principles and recording my discoveries in physical form.
What Does a Bot Look Like? - Acrylics, Ink on Canvas 24 x 24 in
Queuing - Acrylics, Ink on Raw Canvas 24 x 48 in
The Cocktail Party - Acrylics, Ink on Canvas 24 x 48 in
Wobot - Acrylics, Ink on Canvas 30 x 30 in

 


This interview was published by Circle Foundation of the Arts. © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist