Linda Franklin

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Bio

Linda Franklin was born in the Shuswap to a family of landscape painters. She was involved in making art from childhood, at the easel of her grandfather and her uncle, and as a child at the Art Gallery of Victoria. She has studied fine arts in England and Canada and is presently enrolled in the BFA program at TRU.

For ten years, Linda was a blue-water sailor and returned to the Shuswap each year with new eyes. She has a lakeside home with the ever-present view of Mt. Ida, where she had an architectural design studio, now devoted to painting and printmaking.

Linda thinks that whoever said "as boring as watching paint dry" had no understanding of the immense satisfaction of watching a painting unfold on the canvas. For her, painting is a wonderous adventure of discovery, using shape, colour and value as her vehicle. She has now included print-making in her chosen media.

Linda has been working on themes of immigration and also of water quality , all relating to the local area.

In 2020 she joined the Kamloops Printmaking Studio to peruse her interest in Copper Plate etching . She has been learning Lino printing at home during the Covid Isolation .She will be joining members of The Kamloops Printmakers in working towards a show in the fall of 2021 at the Public Gallery in Salmon Arm . 

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Artist Statement

Having had a long fascination for buildings, their design and details, and having had a long career of residential and commercial design, I have chosen to represent the old houses of my community in this body of work. I was born in Salmon Arm, as was my father, and I am hoping to contribute to the historical record of the area. We have lost so many of the older homes in and around the town, and printmaking seems to me to be an ideal way of recording the charm that some of the old houses hold for me.

Etching, lino-printing and digitally produced drawings are used in the series to create multiples of each image so that several small collections of the work can be achieved. The works are presented on cradled panels, creating artifacts that can be displayed on horizontal as well as vertical surfaces. In dispensing with the traditional print behind glass, the work can move off the wall and will avoid the problems of fragility and reflections that glass entails.

Each piece includes information, where possible, as to the date of construction of the house and the name of the original owners, along with the street address for those who wish to see the source images of the various works.  

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651 8 Ave NE, 2020
Lino Print

671 2 Ave NE, 2020
Lino Print

671 8 Ave NE, 2021
Lino Print

680 2 Ave NE, 2021
Lino Print

660 2 Ave NE, 2021
Lino Print

750 2 Ave NE, 2021
Lino Print

120 6 St NE, 2021
Lino Print

171 1 St SE, 2021
Lino Print

720 2 Ave NE, 2020
Lino Print

Birthday Candle, 2020
Lino Print

Hans and Norbert, 2021
Lino Print

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