Karen's Studio Blog

© Karen Lynn Link, photograph of Echo Lake from the artist's private collection.

Greetings and Salutations,

Have you had something on your mind that you just can’t shake? That’s me of late. I’ve been thinking about the importance of place within the landscape painting genre (both current trends and historical ones) but within my work specifically. I have many thoughts and most seem conflicting. I can’t seem to get anywhere with the idea.

I think of place as it relates to people and more specifically to me and my husband, our friends and family. We are filled with places in our modern age. The places of our lives. Where you were born. Lived. Currently living and so on.

My own work has many shades of that very idea woven within and are based on the areas that my family traveled during my life in Colorado. The front range foothills and the Rocky Mountains are places that I love and enjoy being around. I find an incredible amount of awe and inspiration when I can be in those areas. All those emotions are translated into my work. Some of my pieces are faithful attempts at representing a very specific place. Others are constructs that only existed in my mind before being painted. Both explore the same motifs and start in the same way: from a very specific place at a very specific time.

Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Take care and have a beautiful day,

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