My paintings are visual and metaphorical manifestations of my spiritual concerns and resultant internal personal vision. In the most successful of instances, the works become embodiments of or allusions to the spiritual. Images that tend to recur are circles or rings and wheels; spheres or balls; and allusions to the horizon with references to substance and shadow.
Lately I have been concerned with my gesture and movement as I apply the paint. I experience this as a transfer of energy; as my movements vary, the resultant strokes or marks vary. After I have a number of layers, the surfaces of my paintings seem to pulse and the paintings seem to me to be breathing. The layers of paint alternate with divergent qualities: dark and light; muted and intense; and warm and cool. Often and ideally this results in surfaces that possess a glowing quality, the light source remaining ambiguous but seeming to come from within the painting itself.
I hope viewers will recognize something familiar when looking at the paintings and that that elusive familiarity will occur without the struggle of intellectual mediation. I hope that any feelings engendered in looking at my art will be similar to the feelings that gave impetus to its creation.
I believe my paintings have a presence, not just a place; that they are alive, having become embodiments of the transfer of creative energy through intention and touch.
My work is included in both private and public collections including AT&T, California Lawyers for the Arts, Embarcadero Center, Xerox Corporation, ABC/KGO Television and the United States Department of State, Washington DC.
Featured image on this page: Linda Hope, “Sphere & Gold Ring with Black Ribbon II,” 24 x 18″, 2015