Meet an Artopian: Linda Van Beck

artopian_linda_vanbeckWhen did you first start painting and why?
At the age of nine, my father started painting. Tools, paint, books, magazines and his art collection were all available.

What do you try to communicate with your art?
Through art I try to communicate my daily contact with nature.

What artist inspires your work the most?
I have a ritual which includes cleaning the studio, music, clippings, writing until I get excited about a subject and the way to present it.

If you could have any super power what would it be and why?
Fly over mountains, new views.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given, about art or life?
At the age of 12, surrounded by a small Canadian town, a woman gave me this advice: There are 2 things you can do in life: You can give dictation or you can take it.

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