Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Artist Profile: Linde Dunn (Day 184)

Since I joined the Cold Lake Visual Art Society (CLVAS) last year, I noticed that there wasn't a lot of exposure for the artists in our Community. So I'm taking on a personal project to expose them all! What better way to start than at the top, the President of CLVAS, Linde Dunn.

Who is she? She's Linde Dunn, president of CLVAS and has been for 5 out of the 11 years on the executive. Her aim is to keep the Arts Society alive and to spread culture in our little community. She regularly works with the Cold Lake library, offering children's art programs, stay tuned, some more coming this fall. During the day you can find her at the Cold Lake Museums where she has been the curator for the past 5 years. She is also known as one of the "arts and cultural people" in the community. If you have any interest in art, you know who she is.

Linde was actually born in France, good start for an artist I think. Her family moved to Cold Lake when she was one and a half, so she's pretty much from here. She did manage to escape to Calgary and Edmonton for a period of 16 years, where she worked and studied art.

Her major was in textiles but she practices many forms of art. From printing on cloth, weaving, clothing fashion design to painting acrylic and mixed media such as colages. She is very close to completing her fine Arts Degree.

She started drawing as soon as she could hold a pencil. She first realized she could have a career in art while reading a children's book to her younger brother, when she noticed that there was an illustrator and an author credited for producing the book. To this day she keeps that dream alive by working on writing and illustrating children's books as well as fairy tale inspired graphic novels.

If you love color, you'll love Linde's art! Her work can be seen in the CLVAS art galleri in Beantrees as well as the Cold Lake Museums. If you can't wait, go check out her galleries on her facebook page where you can also get to know her a little better.

or her personal page

She can also be contacted at lindun@telus.net for all art related inquiries.

Thanks again Linde for letting me into your home to bombard you with questions and take your portrait. (she also makes the best coffee in town)

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