Linda Batchelor

Monotypes & Collages

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Linda Batchelor headshotI was born and raised in Florida and influenced by my mother who had attended Black Mountain College and was a student of Josef Albers. I attended Brown University, majoring in art, and went on to graduate studies at The Maryland Institute of Art. I now reside in Florence, MA and have a studio at One Cottage Street in Easthampton MA. I have exhibited my work both regionally and nationally in galleries and shows. I am represented by Jacqueline Becker Fine Art Consulting of Newton, MA. Joann Moser, Curator of Graphics Arts, Smithsonian Art Museum, chose my work for a merit award at the MGNE 2nd National Prize Show at the Fitchburg Museum of Art (September 2010). My work was also selected by Dr. Moser for the Monotype Guild of New England’s “Coming of Age” portfolio now housed in the Boston Public Library’s print collection.

Though I have created work in many different media I have concentrated on printmaking, primarily monotypes, and collages since the mid 1990s. With a focus on colors and patterns, I create works ranging from stylized bottles and figures to completely abstract monotypes. Recently I have returned to painting to explore layers of color bound by wandering black lines. I continue to work in response to the materials in a spontaneous and impulsive manner that I then edit for the finished work.

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