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'Red Petals'. 'Spring Petals

'Red Petals'. 'Spring Petals". Collection by Karen Linder. Image Provided by Linder

By Gabriel Escalera

Exploring the Vibrant “Spring Petals” with Local Artist Karen Linder

April 5th, 2024

Ming Toy Gallery presents “Spring Petals,” an exquisite collection by the talented local artist Karen Linder. Inspired by the intricate patterns she observed through a microscope.

While Linder’s professional background lies in the realm of science, her heart has always been drawn to the realms of painting and writing. For her, these pursuits aren’t just hobbies but integral parts of her identity, each contributing to a harmonious balance in her life.

The “Spring Petals” series traces back to Linder’s travels to Australia. It was there that she began to experiment with a distinctive petal painting style, which has now blossomed into a signature facet of her artistic expression. While this exhibition focuses exclusively on her petal paintings, Linder’s artistic repertoire extends far beyond, encompassing oils, landscapes, and floral compositions.

What sets Linder’s petal paintings apart is not just the medium of oils but the depth and dimensionality she infuses into each piece. Through careful brushstrokes and a keen eye for detail, she breathes life into her subjects, evoking a sense of wonder and reverence for the natural world.

This afternoon from 6 to 9 pm for the opening reception of “Spring Petals” at Ming Toy Gallery in Benson. Immerse yourself in the vibrant hues and intricate textures of Linder’s creations. For more information, you can visit Spring Petals.