I am dedicated to the practice of processed based abstract expressionism. Using color as my muse, I explore textures, patterns and layers mimicked both in nature and urban decay in a variety of mediums - acrylics, oil sticks, pastels, graphite and ink.
I am interested in the alchemy of layering, where two unrelated idea, when connected, become something else entirely, and likewise when pieces are removed and new story is revealed, one that only time could tell.
I am exploring the signature energy and unpredictability of movement expressed through purposefully thoughtless strokes and gestures.
In this face-paced split-second world, I am interested in slowing you down, drawing you in, compelling you to look closer and linger longer to find some perspective in the smaller pieces that make up the bigger picture and some peace in the quieter moments of the work.
Linda Colletta has been creating art in various mediums for over 20 years, and first translated her passion for art into a career as a scenic painter in the television industry before dedicating herself full-time to a painting career. She currently defines her artistic approach as an abstract expressionist painter, creating colorful and uplifting works for designers and individual collectors.
Linda’s work explores moments in time and the spaces in-between. Working in acrylics and oil pastels, the work is an immersion into color, composition and abstraction, and a collaboration between exploration and intention. The unpredictability of drips, washes and scribbles evoke a feeling of freedom and unapologetic happiness, while definite brush strokes and color palettes create a mood and the movement in each piece.
Linda studied at Parsons School of Design and works from her studio at the AmFab Arts building in Bridgeport, CT