For more than three decades, my approach to painting was to represent a life in a portrait. I didn't want to represent just the subject's likeness, but incorporate their style, their personality, their surroundings, and even their energy if I could. For the most part, these concepts were represented by pose, color, lighting and objects included in the painting -- typical of most representational portrait work. In the process of getting my Masters (Fine Art), I explored a more conceptual process, and it completely changed the way I approach a painting. That is what you see today.
I primarily paint in oil. The paintings represent the entanglements of places, subjects, memories and metaphor and all their simultaneous existence. The visual image of a landscape may be physically woven with the image of my subject and then translated onto the panel through multiple layers of paint. Visually, they are meant to intertwine the dimensions where they appear to be receding and emerging within the energy in unison.
I imagine myself standing looking out a window at the cold, snowy Rockies while remembering the warm sunshine and perfectly clear, black-blue water of the Baltic. In that moment, I am in both places at the same time and experiencing both equally. The air is different, the sounds and smells as well, but the senses are all engaged. That quantum mixing of energies -- their entanglement -- is what my work represents. Memories woven with experiences, past, present and future. The actions of one always effects and affects simultaneously in ways that are seen and unseen.
b., 1961, Akron, Ohio
Jamie Lindholm is an American artist and painter working primarily with Oils. She creates complex woven paintings connecting emotions, experiences, figures, and memories culminating in conceptual work about our entanglements.
Lindholm’s art has been exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in Sweden. Her work is in the permanent collections of the International Securities Exchange (NYC), Dancker, Sellew & Douglas (NJ), Somerset County Parks of New Jersey as well as private collections in the United States, Switzerland, Australia, and Sweden.
Jamie is a Signature Member of American Women Artists, and a long-time member and former National Coordinator of the Ambassador Program of the Portrait Society of America. She is a frequent Mentor for their Cecilia Beau Forum. She currently works from her studio in the greater Denver/Boulder area. and her work can be collected through her studio. Selected works can be found through Sugarlift in New York City.
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