Linda Klein is an established Bay Area, California Artist who is on a creative journey discovering balance and harmony between realism and the abstract. Born in Niles, Michigan her artistic exploration began as a child taking local art classes after school and during the summers.
Today, her primary source of inspiration for her richly diverse subject matter comes from her current surroundings in the wild and beautiful setting of Forest Knolls, CA, where she has resided for the last 8 years.
Klein's style varies greatly depending on which Series (or Collection) she is working on. Characterized by tonal colors and detailed graphite drawings, or bright splashes of pigment, rhythmic shapes, or collaged bits of paper, her works travels a broad spectrum of exploration. From collage on watercolor to graphite pencils with charcoal powders, she thoughtfully designs compositions that often contain disparate objects you would not often find together naturally, enjoying the visual tension it creates. Her graphite drawing style is characterized by leaving her measuring lines in tact, giving her work an architectural feel.
Klein has exhibited her artwork in group exhibitions throughout the Bay Area including the MarinMOCA - National Juried Exhibit featuring Juror Catharine Clark, Director/Owner of Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco CA and more recently at the Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley/San Francisco, CA. She has studied at multiple California Colleges and now attends private lessons with San Francisco Academy of the Arts Instructor, John McCormick.
Linda Klein’s efforts continue to be about discovering a harmonious dance between documentation and creating a new reality with an even greater intensity.
'Art is a dance I enjoy with others. Thank you for being a partner.'
-- Linda Klein, Fine Artist