b., 1961, Akron, Ohio
Jamie Lindholm is an American artist and painter working in oils and charcoal. She makes complex and detailed paintings interconnecting emotions with experiences and memories. The result is not a snapshot of the individual, but rather the entanglement of the totality. Through the layering and weaving of symbols, images, allegory and color, her works represent the conceptual interconnections of subjects and environments.
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, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Sweden.
Jamie is a Signature Status Member of American Women Artists, an Elected Member of the Allied Artists of America, a Patron Member of the Portrait Society of America, and a Mentor for the Portrait Society's Cecilia Beau Forum. She currently works from her studio in the greater Denver Boulder area.
For many years, 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. For the most part, these concepts were represented by pose, color, lighting and objects included in the painting -- typical of most representational figurative work I'd say.
In the process of getting my Masters, I had a conceptual epiphany which compelled me to completely change the way I approach a painting, and that is what is presented today.
I work in oil, representing the concepts of memories, places, subjects and emotions, and all of their interconnectedness, by weaving them together first. The visual image of a landscape is physically woven with the image of my subject and then recreated in oil onto the panel. Through multiple layers of paint, I am able to gradually emerge the subject from the weave as if they were aware of their entanglement with the various planes of energy--they are visually within and above the painting at the same time.
For example, imagine you are standing looking out a window at the cold, snowy Colorado mountains while remembering the warm sunshine and perfectly clear black blue water of the Baltic, In that moment, you are in both places at the same time and experiencing both though they are half a world apart. That conceptual mixing of energies is what this work is about.
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