Linda Franklin has exhibited in London, New York and the West of England and has had four solo shows, having graduated from Winchester School of Art in 2003, by 2007 she was elected as artist in residence at the Lansdowne Club Mayfair. In 2011 she was invited to become a full member of the Armed Forces Art Society. In 2012 she was selected for inclusion in “Who’s Who in Art”. Her work has been exhibited by both The Society of Women’s Artists and The Discerning Eye exhibitions at the Mall galleries where she is a regular exhibitor with the AFAS. Linda’s work was recently exhibited at the Edinburgh Art fair and and is currently showing at The Manor Gallery Wilts.
Her paintings are highly choreographed, lyrical abstractions where composition and structure underpin her intuitive and experimental working practice. Using her passion for the viscosity and colour in paint she allows the final work to tell its own story. As she explains. “ Things don’t just happen, you make them happen and the resulting image has to have some voice, a definitive mood; it has to seem to want to share something with you, to take you somewhere without recourse to realism” The working method of Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Francis, Jules Olitski and Patrick Heron have all influenced her work.