(ANNews) – There’s a northern gem in the heart of the city. She’s Linda Wright, of Gwich’in heritage, a contemporary realist painter who hails from Inuvik, Northwest Territories, and presently resides in Edmontonmost recently. The vibrant image on the cover of this month’s Alberta Native News is one of her creations.
This talented artist has developed an interesting and uniquely northern style and flavour that grabs one’s attention almost immediately. Her art is appealing and moving – especially if one cares about the environment, the land and nature. She works primarily in acrylic on canvas, employing vibrant flashes of colour, accentuated with curvilinear lines and subject material that ranges from northern wildlife, people, the land, and more. Much more!
“My artwork is strongly influenced by the beauty of nature,” explains Wright. “My beliefs and values are firmly rooted in the arctic land my family originates from. Through my art, I intend to develop a sense of appreciation for the north and provide an insight into Gwich’in oral storytelling traditions. I use curvilinear lines and vibrant colors to create unique northern landscapes. With iconic northern animals and structures as subjects, I like to imagine that they are in the centre of the most amazing sights rarely seen. My narrative highlights the legends and stories of the Gwich’in people and touches on the importance of protecting the environment. My ideas represent my dreams, culture, land, vision, and realityrenewin.”RELATED: Ontario reports more than 190 new COVID-19 cases as seven-day average climbs slightly
Wright tugs at one’s heart strings with strong strokes and undulating waves that sweep the horizontal planes and panoramas. Her backdrops are often the magical aurora borealis, those awesome, electrifying northern lights, illuminating cityscapes or landscapes. She also builds powerful base foundations, often of rock, on which she plants some of her foliage and animal imagery that lends itself to a vision of strength and majestySickKids had already admitted about 10 patients.