Linda Reymore

Linda Reymore earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana. She obtained a Master of Science in Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois while working for an advertising firm there. In the 1970's after moving to North Carolina with her husband, Linda exhibited in a solo exhibition in a Kinston gallery selling a selection of her works from that show to a corporate collection.
Linda's subsequent career outside of the art field was supplemented by volunteer activities in local arts agencies using her business, art, and graphic design abilities to market and grow the audiences of these organizations. Upon retirement, Linda returned to creating art successfully pursuing exhibition opportunities in local, national, and international galleries, and online exhibits and publications. She is a member of the International Society of Experimental Artists, MartinArts, the Martin Artisans Guild, and the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance. Linda resides in Florida.



Regardless of the media or style, the work of an artist could be considered as a snapshot capturing the thought in the mind of the artist at the moment the artist obtains satisfaction in the creative process. Satisfaction with a piece does not necessarily mean completion of the creative process as the resultant piece often begets a desire to explore a particular aspect or idea derived from the previous piece.

My projects often begin with a variably triggered, non-objective visual idea for which I feel a compulsive creative energy to translate into a physical object, usually on canvas. My work demands the mustering of a great deal of my intellectual concentration to accomplish this task. Determining the juxtaposition of forms, either organic or geometric, in my compositions is like creating pieces of a puzzle and fitting them together. My creative process moves through an evolution of form, texture, line, and color in which I perceive each element craving a compositional pose. Finding the order in which to assemble and balance the pieces to make them "comfortable" or "comfortably uncomfortable" with each other in a workable composition is the challenge. Currently in the execution of my creative process, I incorporate tactile surface elements in compositions using a variety of textural materials (i.e. canvas, modeling compounds, screening materials, cloth, canvas cutouts/extrusions, etc.) that seem to induce a desire in my viewers to physically touch. Changing emphasis on the elements in my projects allows me a path for exploration as well as freedom from a formulaic personal style.

Generally, in my work there is nothing intentionally recognizable or unrecognizable. Without creating terminology, I would simply call it non-objective both in form and thought. In analyzing my process and product, I believe I am making a personal effort to not comment or react to things, places, or events in the frenetic world surrounding all of us. This does not mean I never uncover a note to self in my work. Rather for my viewer, I hope to create an interesting respite from a ubiquitous cacophony. I invite viewers to engage in a simple sensing experience without a requirement to quantify, justify, or categorize.