June 7, 2020

Some days however, I immerse in painting in order to avoid writing. And some days I write (mostly in random ways) when I want to avoid painting. This pinging back and forth feels like a game of creative dodge ball that signals my brain to regress into doubt.

May 24, 2020

I’m thinking a lot about cigarettes and how nice it would be to have one. As a long time smoker (and long-time quitter) living alone during this quarantine, I’m remembering how they used to be such good company, especially in the studio where cigarettes measured brush...

September 21, 2019

                                                                        Split, Croatia

Res...

March 4, 2019

As I wrote in my last post, this mandala mural design developed into a theme of Mexican folk art. I say "developed" because I really didn't plan it that way. I don't conciously work in any kind of theme, but it wasn't until I started gathering images that I was drawn t...

July 20, 2018

 Coffee "shop" in the middle of nowhere outside of Taos.

     I hope you had a chance to read Part One of this post, where I talk about amazing residency experiences offered by The VCCA in Virginia, and Le Moulin à Nef in France. These next two residencies wer...

November 4, 2017

"Imperceptible Weight" 19" x 19.5" oil pastel , ink on paper ~ Linda Laino

What is art for? Why do we make it? Is it a necessary part of life?

These are strange questions to ponder after I have spent the better part of my life entrenched in art’s gilded fist. I recently...

October 4, 2017

Thanks to my dear friend Ginger Bandoni who has been shooting some great photos and videos of my work in progress, I have these to share. This newest mandala (a detail) is a bit larger than my norm. At 24" square, it is 4 times larger than most, not including the mural...

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