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About The Artist:    LINDA CLOONAN

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    I am a storyteller.

    Whether I'm painting, writing or taking photographs, the element of story, on some level, must be present for it to get my attention.

    In my watercolor paintings, I begin each work with a preliminary vision or reference of the subject matter I want to paint. I then do a value study or two to determine the mood I wish to portray. I determine my color palette ahead of time and frequently use only three colors to achieve the finished result. I keep detailed notes, both visual and written, to document my processes.

    My goal as an artist is to create an inviting sense of place in my work, 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.

   Artist Bio:
    Linda Cloonan is a native California artist and writer. Her work has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. Her articles have been published in Mendocino Arts Magazine, among others. 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 prominently featured 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. In 2016 she left behind a 35-year career in apparel design, pattern making and product development to pursue her art full time.

    You can find her work at The Valley Gallery, Walnut Creek; and the Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino. Her current visual work explores the storyline of meditative and reflective places depicted with mood provoking use of light and shadow.       

CONTACT INFO:
www.studioLcreations.com
StudioLCreations@icloud.com

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   Her book can be ordered:
            » Order at Braughler Books
            » Order on Amazon


 Gallery Representations:

   Her artwork can be found at the following Galleries:


• The Valley Gallery
in Walnut Creek, 1661 Botelho Dr. Suite 110, Walnut Creek CA. 94596

• Mendocino Art Center Gallery & Gift Shop
Art Classes... Open daily, 11 am – 4 pm (Winter hours) Our Members' Gallery features one-of-a-kind, locally handcrafted artwork from accomplished Northern California artists.

• Northcoast Artists Gallery
The members of Northcoast Artists Gallery make pottery, jewelry, turned wood, textiles, painting, collage, photography, blown glass and sculpture.

 

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