Everything that led to this point, and all that was left behind.
This sentiment is at the heart of my process which revolves around collecting and harvesting the leftovers from the process of painting itself, and utilizing them to re-imagine and ignite the next series of work. It's a playful balance between accidental and deliberate that challenges two very different aspects of my mind and purposely prevents me from ever falling into stagnant, formulaic painting and keeps the work ever evolving, exploring exploration itself.
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 that make up the bigger picture of the work and our lives. Using color as my catalyst, I explore a variety of processes to invent my own signature layering of textures, patterns, gestures and marks. Re-imagining and including drips, spills, scribbles, scraps, seams and leftover paint skins is a constant subject matter the threads all my collections together. Working in a variety of mediums - acrylics, oil sticks, pastels, graphite, and ink I pay close attention to the details of my work in hopes that you will too.
Juxtaposed ideas like accidental compositions, treasures left behind, beautiful decay and perfect randomness are a constant theme and the mood I am most seeking to express. 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