Linda Abbott TrappArtist Reception: November 12th
During the ‘60’s and early ‘70’s, Linda operated a pottery and weaving studio in La Crosse, WI, studied serigraph production and sculpture, and taught numerous community classes in clay and fiber. In addition, she owned a supply shop for pottery and weaving. By 1973-74, she was teaching art in a mission school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her experiences there led her to redirect her career into counseling, with an international emphasis, and she earned a Master’s from UWla Crosse and a PhD from Iowa State University upon returning to the U.S. Having returned to California in 2009 she returned to her first love, art, and has held a number of onewoman shows. Her work has appeared in regional and national juried shows, and garnered several prestigious awards. She offers basic Watercolor classes as well as Slaying the Dragons, a class designed to help artists overcome insecurities and jealousies all creative people face.
Whether I’m working in wood, watercolor, or another medium, I’m exploring the boundary between art and psychology. In painting, I most closely follow the style known as Lyrical Abstraction. Rather than represent the surface of things, I want to provide insight into what’s underneath, what motivates and matters. I’m happiest when, in addition to illuminating psychological truth, the work speaks to environmental and relationship concerns as well. In short, my art is meant to resonate with both inner truth, the psychological, and outer truth, being in the world in a responsible way.