LINDA CLOONAN, fine art
2016/17 & 2017/18 Artist in Residence
“Stories are fascinating. Equally captivating to me is creating a space within which that story can be told, held and enjoyed. Using a paintbrush, camera and keyboard, I seek to create an inviting sense of place in my work. All with the hope that the viewer will feel warmly invited to linger there. You will often find the use of dramatic light and shadow in my paintings, as well as the use of windows, doors and passageways as metaphors.”
Linda Cloonan is a native California artist and writer with a background in apparel design, patternmaking and product development. Her recent article “Capturing Light through the Architecture of Glazing” was published in the Fall 2017/Winter 2018 issue of Mendocino Arts Magazine. She is a longstanding member and recent award winner of both the California Watercolor Association and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Her work is held as part of the permanent collection of Levi Strauss & Co. as well as the Hotel Bristol in Sorrento, Italy. Her photographs have been published in Italia Magazine, the front page of the Mendocino Beacon and were featured prominently in the Walnut Creek 100 year Centennial Brochure. Her first book of paintings and photos, “My Summer Of La Dolce Vita”, was published in 2012 and depicts her journey through Italy.
You can find her work at; Northcoast Artists Gallery in Fort Bragg, CA; the Mendocino Art Center Gift Shop, in Mendocino, CA; and The Valley Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA. Her current visual work explores the storyline of meditative and reflective places depicted with mood provoking use of light and shadow
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