Art is part and parcel of Leeton-based landscape artist Linzie Nardi’s life and it brings her calm amid the chaos of her daily life.
“I like the way painting can capture a time and place,” she said.
Linzie is currently undertaking a residency under the Regional Artist Development (RAD) Residency Program at the E3 art space in Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and is painting the landscape around her as part of her new exhibition, View from my Studio.
Her work showcases the local landscape and captures the natural beauty that surrounds her daily life.
“I’ve gone for walks, taken photos and chosen compositions I have thought will make a great painting,” Linzie said.
“I’m interested in capturing the same subject from different vantage points and different days.”
Linzie prefers to paint her art in one sitting and likes the idea of putting her energy of the day into her canvas.
“It means you have to work really quickly, which adds to the visual effect of the painting and you can see how quickly the brushstrokes have been put into the canvas,” she said.
“My work isn’t realism, but I want people to recognise what I have painted. I want them to be interested in the visual aspects of the painting and the colour.”
A mother of three, Linzie graduated from art school 15 years ago and has always loved art and painting.
She is enjoying the opportunity to dedicate her time to focus on her artwork without the distractions of her home life.
“It shows what you can do when you don’t get distracted and get rid of that mum guilt of putting your work first,” she said.
Linzie, who is also passionate about teaching art, is set to introduce the fundamentals of landscape drawing by leading participants on a sketching walk around the Wollundry Lagoon, where people can learn to capture what they see.
Sketch and Walk: Drawing Outdoors with Linzie Nardi is on 8 July from 11 am to 1 pm at the E3 art space and the lagoon. To book for the workshop, click here.
Linzie’s exhibition will be at the E3 space until Sunday, 9 July.
Wagga Art Gallery’s RAD program focuses on the development and mentoring of regional artists by providing recipients with a spacious studio environment in which to pursue their creative practice.
For more information about Linzie and her new project View from my Studio, and the public programs on offer during the residency, visit Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.