All of Linda Flicker's work is created using the Harold Ross photographic method of light painting. Harold perfected this method over 30 years ago and is considered by his peers to be one of the best medium format photographers in the world. Linda has been a student of Harold's since 2016 and continue sto learn and be inspired by this method.
Using a flashlight, a long exposure, and a comp...letely darkened studio, the photographer "paints" light onto a single aspect in the scene, one aspect at a time, until the entire composition is captured. As many as 20-30 images might be taken to create any given final image. All the light, colors, shading and shadows are done in camera, with minimal help from software applications. Linda loves that the software is mainly used for the logistics of creating a digital image and leaves the creativity and artistic outcome in the hands of the artist.
Linda signs her work "Linda Louise" after her mom Janet Louise, whom she's watched create beautiful art her whole life. Growing up watching her mom oil paint was like watching something magical happen. Linda, however, could barely draw a straight line, nevermind getting something like the shadow of a tree right. That never stopped her from seeing images of beautiful "paintings" in her mind and wondering how she could ever get those ideas to be a reality. Linda feels now that she can actually express her artistic visions and ideas in such a way she never dreamed possible.
Linda and her husband, Keith, are both Oregonians and have lived in Keizer since 2003 when Keith retired. Linda is hoping to retire herself in the next couple of years. She has worked as a business/systems analyst for the Oregon Health Authority for the past 23 years. Linda enjoys traveling the world, spending time with the grandkids, baking, and, of course, light painting. Linda is a member of the Keizer Art Association and Salem's Artists In Action.
"It's such a satisfying experience to be able to emphasize and show shapes, textures and colors in such a way that may not have otherwise been revealed or even noticed with another photographic technique. I just love the mood that light painting evokes and I especially love the 'painterly' effect that can emerge. I am very much drawn to still life as well as creating my own scenes and making my own reality." Tags: Photography.
Fine Art by artist Linda Flicker - Description: Creating my own reality is one of my favorite things about the art of photography. Here I'm thinking about what sitting down, relaxing, and enjoying some drawing and coloring time could look like. If only I could draw!
Dreams on a Desk circa 1946
Fine Art by artist Linda Flicker - Description: This light photography image was created from some of Howard Hughes's belongings and artifacts that can be found at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. I wanted to try and capture what his desk could have looked like sometime around 1946 when his Spruce Goose dreams were coming true.
Fine Art by artist Linda Flicker - Description: The vintner named this wine after his grandmother, Isabel. He once described it as the perfect pairing with a good book out on the porch. I'm sure she would agree.
This piece is currently being displayed at the Bjornson Vineyard tasting room in the Eola-Amity Hills.
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Fine Art by artist Linda Flicker - Description: Looking through the camera, I saw such beautiful shapes and colors coming into focus. I found the open softness of the petals calming and serene.
Pennsylvania Still Life
Fine Art by artist Linda Flicker - Description: Metal objects are intriguing to me, in that they may seem cold and hard at first thought, but actually have a softness and glow that just feels good to see.
Still Life No. 12
Fine Art by artist Linda Flicker - Description: Having just finished my first trip to Europe, I was inspired to make an image that celebrated travel. The pieces come from all around the world, from very diverse cultures and locals. What pleases me the most is how well they all work together. There is no conflict here.
Fine Art by artist Linda Flicker - Description: Sunflowers are such an iconic part of summer. I love the rich yellows and oranges that just seem to say at once "It's summer, but fall is on its way!"