I explore meaning through abstraction, in a dialog with what happens on the canvas. My approach is both subjective and rational. Using both intuition and basic geometry, with colors to convey spiritual vibrations and consulting the golden ratio to create a feeling of harmony. An idea of time passing develops, as different layers influence each other, with contrasting visual textures and translucency, simultaneously revealing and concealing.
My inspirations come from Nature and light. I work with a variety of materials, to nurture a solid basis then I often complete with encaustic, an ancient and very demanding material. It is meticulous and time intense work, but well worth the discoveries it gives me.
Lin Schmidt was born in 1952 near Chicago, majored in Art and Psychology and got her BFA from Schiller University in Paris in 1974 then returned to Chicago to work for the Museum of Contemporary Art. In 1979 she decided to come back to France where a few years later she began practicing tai chi chuan and has continued her painting.
2015 Sept. Galerie des Corsaires, Bayonne
2013 June Musée Beaudéan, Beaudéan, France
2011 June Nectar, Tarbes, France
2010 Tourist Office, Tarbes, France
2009 Oct. Nectar, Tarbes, France
2009 Aug. Marciac, France
1997 Mar Galerie d’Art Contemporain, Mourenx
1995 Jun Galerie Zeller, Tarbes
1991 Jun Galerie Zeller, Tarbes
SOME GROUP SHOWS
2017 aug. One - V Gal. 88, Bagnères de Bigorre
2017 mar. ArtToulouse Expo (salon)
2014 dec. Nayart, Nay, France
2014 oct Art Nou Millenni, Barcelona, Spain
2014 sept. Galerie 88, Bagnères de Bigorre
2013 août FLAK, Anglet, France
2011 juillet Hôtel Druot, Salle VV, Paris, France
2010 feb. Galerie 88, Bagnères de Bigorre, France
2000 Jun St. Cyprien en Périgord, St. Cyprien
1996 Jun. “Lo Specchio e la Mappa: Percorsi tra Figurativo e Informale”, Catania, Sicile