Artist Reception at Body Balance 13, 12-3pm Linda Byrne & Tina Heck

 Beautiful Art in a Beautiful Space

Absorbing the natural beauty around us in Nevada County, come and see how two local artists have translated what they see, feel, and experience into art.

Linda Byrne, a professor at Sierra College, works mostly in acrylic and printmaking media, often combining the two on canvas using woodcut, monoprints and collagraphs, sometimes printed on handmade papers. By mounting prints, on canvas, she develops images using paint and color to extend or change meaning. Woodcut images from multiple blocks and collaging new elements cut from other prints tell new visual stories. Painting over the prints with acrylic adds directness and the sensuality of color, allowing her to put flesh on the black and white bones of the woodcut, and add layers of meaning through obscuring or enhancing various areas.
Linda’s art on the left, Tina’s on the right


Tina Heck, working with acrylics on canvas, focuses primarily on Sierra landscapes. She works with color, form, and light to capture both concensus and discord in the complexities of the Sierra Nevada terrain in these larger scale pieces.

An avid followers of the American Arts and Crafts movement and the woodcut prints and lithographs that emerged in the 1920’s and 30’s, a small series of paintings are reflective of those earlier styles of printing in flat colors and hand-drawn shapes.

Art is on display at Body Balance Academy from now until July 31, 2015.

Join Linda and Tina for an exclusive showing of their artwork and a chance to meet the artists at the studio on Saturday June 13th from noon until 3:00pm.


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