Artist on file: LINDA PEACOCK - painter
Memories of her childhood in New Zealand permeate the paintings of Linda Peacock
Linda Peacock is a self-taught artist. She was born and raised in New Zealand by her English mother and New Zealander father, himself a landscape artist. Linda remembers her father painting images of mountains and beaches in New Zealand. She was fascinated by his creations which acted as a catalyst for her painting.
Linda attended water colour classes many years ago, but progressed to oil painting after discovering the Bob Ross technique and became a qualified Ross instructor. The “Wet on Wet” technique allows colours to be blended on the canvas. The layering of thinner paints over thicker paints enables the painting to be completed in one sitting, making it perfect to teach students of any ability.
Linda views the technique as symbolic of freedom. This point became evident when she exclaimed, “When I have a spontaneous overflow of emotion, I need to produce the work before the raw feelings have subsided.”
Linda also enjoys painting inspirational scenes of her beautiful homeland in an array of magnificent colours. Linda’s art is at its peak when memories are transferred straight from her imagination onto canvas with spectacular results.
In March, Linda will be offering group and individual classes, utilising the Bob Ross technique. In addition, on the 5th to 8th May she will be displaying her work at Hatfield House Living Crafts Fair and imparting short “Make and Take” taster sessions at a mere £5 each.
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Interview MICHELLE TUREAV