Linwood is an Atlanta-based artist and former gallery owner primarily known for his figurative and landscape portraits. Yet ever evolving, in his most recent work Linwood turns his artist eye on the abstract modern movement, often with strong flashes of color. Linwood tames seemingly discordant hues to achieve harmony.
Linwood is a master of mixed media, unifying disparate materials, including acrylic, oil, pastel, pencil, and even found objects collaged on the canvas. Images, themes and relationships develop – layer upon layer – in Linwood’s richly textured canvases.
While the artist (and the art) challenges each viewer to find meaning in the work, a sense of beauty born of chaos echoes through Linwood’s work. Bateau-as-vessel imagery, suggestive of life’s journey and a rich symbol of transcendence, is also a recurrent theme. Joy is also an omnipresent and irrepressible theme.