Bees are crucial to human life as we know it, given that they pollinate much of the food we depend on. They have also played starring roles in art. Frida Kahlo reigns as an artistic sensation of the ages. Both bees and Frida continue to have strong influence on Linda's work, seen here in the richly hued and captivating The Bee Whisperer encaustic.
Linda has ventured into wonderland for her delightful encaustic paintings. This ancient technique, dating back to the Greeks, uses heat throughout the process, from melting the beeswax mixture to fusing each layer of wax. Linda's encaustic medium consists of natural bees wax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap). She also uniquely incorporates collage elements, which add surprise and dimension.