Linda Whittemore studied art in California at the university level and again, extensively, with individual teachers and masters. She is in many private and public collections and has been selected for, and has won awards in, numerous juried shows. Her career as an artist sky rocketed when she began to work on her abstract series. There is honesty about her work that comes through to the viewer. Says Linda, “It’s all a process, one medium leads to the next. We create from what we know or don’t know. My paintings are who I am.”
Linda works in a printmaking style called viscosity monotype, although she is trained in the traditional form of Intaglio printmaking. Her background training as a painter is apparent in her style, with the abstracted landscapes coming to mind. She creates her monotypes in her Kihei studio on a printmaking press. Each piece is original; it is created first by painting onto a blank piece of plexiglass, using brayer, brushes and rollers. This painted plate is then transferred to the press bed, and a dampened sheet of paper is then placed over the plate. The plate is then run through a press at high pressure, creating the resultant print onto the sheet of paper. To create the next piece, the plate must be re painted again making each piece original and unique.