Linny D. Vine
Linny D. Vine’s distinctive contemporary paintings have gained international attention with their unique style of wonk, quirk, colour and joy. Viewers of Linny’s work say that they can’t help but smile, and her Collectors claim that the paintings not only make a room feel good but the people in it, too.
Linny’s work is often compared to the art of the Group of Seven, Emily Carr and Vincent van Gogh, like these historic artists her inspiration begins with the visual world and its beautifully rhythmic patterns of colour and light, yet what distinguishes Linny’s style is her ability to translate these sights and sensations into paintings that dance with a life and joy that is uniquely their own.
Whether Linny paints en plein air or in studio, with oil or with acrylic, her exceptional design skill, imaginative vision and expressive brushwork combine to create a magical world that celebrates the wonderful character and joyous imperfectness of life.
Linny has had numerous solo exhibitions and been featured in important group exhibitions in public and private galleries across Canada and the USA. Her paintings are treasured in Collections throughout the USA, Canada & Europe and draw admiration and smiles from round the world.
Linny was born in the spring of 1960 in Saskatoon SASK, grew up in and around Vancouver, and since 1992 has lived in Victoria BC.
“I treasure the compliments that I receive from my Art Collectors;
“Your paintings make me feel happy … and I want to live in them!”
I’m thrilled that my inspiration, the joy that I feel for our world’s beauty, is felt through my paintings.
To me, the visual world is a beautiful combination of colors, shapes and light swirling together in rhythmic patterns. When I paint I bring my interpretation of this beauty to the canvas.
Whether I paint with oils or acrylics in studio or en plein air, rather than doing any preliminary sketches, I take brush in hand and enjoy the freedom of spontaneously capturing my impressions of the light, color and feel of life. I love the magic that happens as imagination and inspiration dance together while I paint.
I’m intrigued by the unusual within the usual, the individual personality that I see in each tree, flower, building, person, vehicle, animal and cloud. I encourage these personalities to come alive in paintings of our rural, urban, and natural world.
My paintings celebrate life with all of it’s wonderful imperfections and character. Life is grand in Linnyland. “