Linda Smith: Summer’s End: Paintings


September 7 – October 2, 2010

Artist’s Reception: Sat. Sept. 11th, 3–6 PM

It is the last day of vacation. In a small illuminated pool by the sea, an extended family stands transfixed as a trio plays mellow jazz beneath the moonlight. This vision began Linda Smith’s series, Summer’s End. The power of paint and composition transforms fleeting images into art that transports us to a place of possibilities and dreams. Children, the essence of our humanity, jumping through vaporous skies fly free. The ever-changing patterns of water reflect the moods of swimmers whose presence impacts on this precious element. Water envelopes the figures caressing and reinventing human form.

“Although she presents her narratives with great clarity, the precise meaning of a painting can remain a tantalizing mystery….There is an urgency in her work about the whole human condition but she expresses her feelings most clearly in work that involves her family and friends. She has always had this partiality and it is bracing to see the same personalities and symbols continually updated, rethought, and imagined.” William Zimmer, January 2007

Enjoy Summer’s End while listening to the brilliant pianist Wayne Smith with Jason Smeltzer, master of the theremin, performing classical and improvisational works on Saturday, September 18th at 2 PM. Admission is free.