Linda Chido in her studio

Artist Statement

"If you lined all of my paintings up in the order they were created, they would tell the story of my life."

My paintings are time capsules of moments in my life. Symbols, metaphors, allegories and other motifs are woven into my personal experiences to create images that tell my story. Though my work is highly personal, my hope is that my paintings speak to something that is universally human.

 

Oils are my true love and the medium I turn to most often. I paint in both mischtechnik and alla prima. Though more labor intensive than alla prima, mischtechnik gives me a finer level of detail and realism, allows me to dance with optical grey effects, and infuses my paintings with an inner light. Oil painting challenges me technically, is constantly teaching me about myself, and provides me with a sacred devotional.

 

I believe making art in general, and painting specifically, is an endearing act of reverence. It allows me to honor my higher self, give homage to the art lineage that I am a part of, and express gratitude to the Creator for my imagination and the gifts that have been given to me.  

Linda Chido

Linda is an American, figurative, visionary artist who has exhibited internationally. She is also an artrepreneur, gallery owner, muralist, architect, urban planner, fiber artist, home-educator, art teacher, art advocate, and special needs advocate. She is also called Mom by four amazingly talented, artistic children.