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Luscious Landscapes by Linda Bankerd

  • Touchstone Gallery 901 New York Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

Boat on Lake


September 4 - 29, 2019

Luscious Landscapes by Linda Bankerd

Art Reception: Friday, September 13, 6 - 8:30pm

Bankerd, an avid cyclist, spends hours at a time ensconced in the landscape, observing, becoming a part of, making her way through and around. It is both mesmerizing, thought provoking and physically demanding. The ever present green  during the summer, the nascent buds and leaves of Spring, the riot of oranges, yellows and reds of Fall, the grays in the Northeast during Winter or the desert browns and tans of the Southwest. All after time become monotonous and repetitive. 

There is no doubt that these thousands of miles significantly influence Bankerd’s conceptions on canvas; but the ordinary sameness has been changed.  These imaginary landscapes may have been inspired by the mundane but now appear as semi abstract paintings; they are indeed landscapes but very different from the scenes that we pass through while cycling, hiking or driving.

Perspectives are unreal.  Colors are lush and bold, not at all realistic.  Find boats, fanciful trees, mountains, ploughed fields,  earth, rivers, ponds, skies, harbors, roads, signs, lakes, woods and suns, all part of the ordinary seen from a new perspective, both joyful and bountiful.

Luscious Landscapes can be seen at Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC from September 4 through 29. Art Reception: Friday, September 13, 6 - 8:30pm.

Landscape with Red Sun

All Artist’s Proceeds will go to the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area. 

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