Memories, Dreams, Visions – Earth and Beyond

Linda Landers
Highgate Gallery
12 - 23 Jun 2021
Tuesdays to Fridays 1-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm
Sundays 11am-5pm, Mondays Closed

Above: Detail of  ‘Home’ – oil on canvas 76x50cm
©Linda Landers 2020 


The Lodge: Oil on Canvas 122x91cm ©Linda Landers 2020

A sense of magical realism pervades Linda Landers’ paintings, etchings and wood engravings where past memories meet the present, and landscapes and figures take on an aura of wonder and mysticism.  Inspiration is drawn from nature and people around us, as well as from NASA space missions which Landers heard about as a child, when she met Buzz Aldrin.

Astral Wendy: Aquatint on paper 67x52cm ©Linda Landers 2020

The Curtsy: oil on canvas 122x91cm ©Linda Landers 2020

Landers sites Etruscan art and Frescos as a strong stylistic influence.  These sculptures and paintings are often peopled by smiling figures, and Landers’ own work is imbued with this sense of optimism; it celebrates the natural world and the joy of life and of the imagination.

There is a sculptural aspect to her work.  In the early paintings Landers builds up layers of paint to create texture as if a painted stucco.  In more recent work this building and layering is achieved rather through colour than a textured surface.  In wood engraving, the unprinted areas are cut and carved out in fine detail and the relief surface of the work is printed.

Landers was born in Hertfordshire but now lives and works in London.  She completed a Foundation course at Watford School of Art under Michael Werner and Peter Schmidt and went on to study Fine Art at Central St Martins under Cecil Collins.  She holds an MA in Art from the University of Kingston.  Landers won a printmaking prize at the Mall Galleries where she also taught.  She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and is a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

For further information please contact: Linda Landers

Linda’s Website

Twitter: lindalanders45

Exhibition co-ordinator for Highgate Gallery: Trisha Dale

This event is part of Highgate Festival