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Linnea Tobias

Linnea Tobias


Linnea Tobias - Biography

I enjoy painting modern, colorful interpretations of nature. I’m inspired by my daily walks and the changes I observe from day to day. The birds, trees, plants, light and color that I see emerge later in the paintings I create. I am influenced by textile design, the connection between the physical and spiritual worlds, optical illusions, and the changing of the seasons. I use watercolor and acrylic paint, combining collage and texture with abstract forms and patterns. I also create monotypes when I have access to a printing press. Each painting or print has multiple layers of color to heighten contrasts and create an inner glow. I am inspired by the forms and patterns in my garden, my family and my pets- bits and pieces of my everyday life combining themselves in unique forms.

I have painted for many years and I have also worked with oil, pastel, collage, jewelry, and ceramics. I have marketed my work through galleries, art fairs, and retail and wholesale shows. I live in Spokane, WA with my husband and daughter. I have a BA in fine art from The Evergreen State College in Olympia WA, studied painting, art history and printmaking at The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts in Paros, Greece, graphic design and ceramics at Humboldt State University.

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