Linda Sharman is a Leicester based painter and Member of LSA. The exhibition features a series of dramatic landscapes inspired by travels through Venice and Norfolk.
I studied design at Leicester Polytechnic working as a knitwear designer for many years. My biggest influence to my paintings was my father who was a fantastic impressionist painter. For many years I tagged along to my father’s art classes at the early age of eleven learning many skills from him.
I paint a lot from memory every day places, people, the feel, atmosphere, colour, light and people going on with their everyday lives. The mediums I use consist of mostly acrylic and pastel but I do like to experiment with different types of media and mediums. I tend to start a painting by layering different colours by bleeding and blending them and also rubbing them with fingers and cloth, only whilst having a memory or picture in mind. I don’t often do much sketching or planning out before I start to paint, sometimes I work from my photography which I incorporate into my paintings.