"I have felt a macabre fascination with elemental catastrophe; the slash and burn of rainforests, global warming, the tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina. My paintings show a quickening of spirit, or excitement, when faced with ruin, illuminating the incident with the undeniable possibility of beauty."
- Linda Dillard
Linda Dillard was born in Yakima, Washington, and received her BFA at WWSU. She is currently a resident of Palouse, Washington and is the Director of Grasshoppers, an early learning, artistically motivated children's center. Linda's exhibit at the Bank Left Gallery will be her first gallery show, but she has been deeply interested and involved with art from a very early age. She has been influenced by such artists as Rembrandt, Turner, the Preraphaelite Brotherhood, and Mary Cassatt. Her paintings are rich with emotional subject matter, soft and deep, with translucent colors.