Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Linda Shobe

You Were Only Waiting

Bells & Whistle

French Bells

Paper Bags on Black


Narcissus Bulbs

First Born

Three Little Pigs Construction Co.

All images Linda Shobe

I'm so excited to share this talented artist's work with you. After a fifteen year hiatus, Linda has decided to get back to into painting, & I for one is so happy she has! To quote her own words:

"I find myself drawn to the most humble and mundane objects - things that typically go unnoticed & unworthy of a second thought. In doing so, I try to elevate the significance of pedestrian items with dramatic light & shadows reminiscent of the chiariscuro effect captured by the masters. One will also discover tongue-in-cheek wit in some compositions."

As I dislike birds being caged, I find the first photo particularly poignant, but at the same time uplifting & very beautiful. I hope this post will evoke responses from everyone, I'm so interested to hear your thoughts on Linda's work.


  1. Absolutely beautiful and meaningful work.

  2. Wow, that is simply amazing. It took me a bit to realize that they were paintings.

  3. 'Paper Bags On Black' and 'Bells And Whistle' are my favourites. I do love her simple style. The first painting holds great meaning, you are right about caged Birds, Millie. xx

  4. Wow, i am enveous of the old stuffs yiu have.
    http://simchieinspires.blogspot.com there I have an special post of the day.

  5. These paintings are beautiful. You can almost hear the rustle of those paper bags and the feathers look real enough to touch. I like to see birds free too
    Millie. I struggled in some of the Asian markets I have visited to see so many beautiful birds in cages.

  6. Okay now I'm in blog heaven, your posts are gorgeous and how beautiful is this art work,I just love every piece.

  7. I love Featherweight and Firstborn. And had to look twice because I thought they were photographs at first. They definitely have an old world feel.
    This is my first visit. Your blog is lovely.
    Lisa & Alfie

  8. Beautiful! I love the bells in a few of her pieces. (secretly reminds me of potty training Winston!!!) go figure...

  9. Merci de m'avoir fait connaitre cette artiste....


  10. I love paper bags! So simple and useful - lovely to get back to your blog after a few days and squeal with delight at all your beautiful finds Millie ... a great cure for my Monday-itis xx

  11. My goodness what a pleasant surprise! I've just found out about your highlight of my art work. I have written you a letter explaining the meaning of the birdcage painting and some other stuff but we're having some computer questions on our home computer.. so this will follow. I'm on a work computer now. We're preparing for a rough weekend of hurricane weather here in Texas. Besides the compliment your website is wonderful. Til later... Your new friend..Linda Shobe

  12. Just a quick P.S. If you would like to respond, my E-mail address is pretty easy: LindaShobe@hotmail.com Would LOVE to hear from you.


And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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