In this fast-paced split-second world, I am interested in slowing you down, drawing you in, compelling you to look closer and linger longer on the smaller moments and the spaces in-between, that make up the bigger picture of the artwork. Using color as a catalyst, I explore textures, marks, and layers in a variety of mediums including - acrylics, oils , pastels, graphite, ink and a variety of substrates.
My process is a cyclical practice of collecting and
re-imagining the “leftovers” from previous pieces to become the foundation of the next series, and thereby connecting all my collections together despite their varying outward styles.
Juxtaposed ideas like accidental perfection, treasured leftovers, beautiful decay and exact randomness are a constant muse in my work that challenge me and act as a jumping off point for the mood or composition of a final piece. The challenge to up-cycle what some might see as a mistake, a mess, or a waste fuels my personal beliefs around finding the perfection and all the lessons there are to learn from the seemingly random events of our lives and circumstances.
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, creating colorful and uplifting works for designers and individual collectors.
Linda studied at Parsons School of Design and works from her studio in Bridgeport, CT