Nicholas Metivier Gallery
Title: Pine Pathway
Dimensions: 12" x 9"
Medium: Oil and Graphite Cut Collage on Drafting Film
Courtesy of Nicholas Metivier Gallery and the Artist
Linda Martinello’s paintings translate the essence of place with sheared swaths of drafting film and vibrantly-hued paint. Martinello’s practice is largely travel-based, often spending months in foreign places making observational drawings, notes and videos. She then revisits these gathered materials back at her studio to create studies that are followed by larger works that weave together elements of painting, drawing and collage. While her expressive drawing loosely follows the curves of architectural and geographical details, her use of vivid colour evokes the feeling and qualities of light. The resulting works convey a visual language that resonates with the energy of the natural world.