Here is a profile of artist Linda Williard, Cornerstone’s artist of the month for April 2019.
Tell us briefly about your background & how you got started in your medium.
I have always done art, from childhood on. My first introduction to oil paint was in high school.
How does your medium inform your viewpoint? Or what do you like most about your medium?
Currently I like oil for it dense consistency. Creating texture, painting thickly, allows me to create a painting that is sculpted in oil..
Who or what have been your artistic inspirations?
Most recently Phyllis Disher Fredericks, has influenced my color pallet and introduced e to sculpting with oil paint
Do you have a favorite piece in your portfolio?
Earth’s Canaries, since it was created only with complementary colors of yellow and purple. The most recent is often my favorite one.
What would be your advice to artists just starting out in your medium?
Paint, paint, paint. Practice a great deal.