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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

LINDA ELY

LINDA ELY

Artist Work

Cerulean Skies
Watercolor
22"x32"
By the Rock
Watercolor
22"x32"
Stand of Birches
Embroidered Landscape
28"x38"
In a Field
Embroidered landscape
24"x36"
On the Ridge
collage on canvas
38"x48"
Winter Wind
Collage on canvas
36"x48"

Artist Information

County
Howard County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I work in a variety of media, and stretch my style to achieve any idea I need to express. Working in mixed media allows me the freedom to use found objects as details in a landscape, I am allowed to play with words, shells, string and broken glass as if they were the classic elements of traditional painting. When I embroider; I use the yarn as if it were paint, continuing the painterly effects developed by the Impressionists, in a different medium. I paint in water color to stay one step ahead of my students. It is a relaxing medium when I forget about them, and just paint because I love it. It is endless in it's possibilities.

Artist Bio

Linda Ely was born in Washington, D.C. She attended the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. and holds a Batchelors Degree in Secondary Art Education. She is a recipient of numerous awards and honors and is a Fellow of The MacDowell Art Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Linda's one person shows include; The Kennedy Center Canteen Gallery, Washington, D.C. The Eastern Shore Arts Association, Fairhope, Alabama Orchard Art Gallery, Bethesda, Md. Linda's work has been featured in many group shows, including;