Linda van der Merwe

Paula Stirland

Bellevue, Australia

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Charcoals on A3 paper.

’Biography of Linda van der Merwe -
Linda van der Merwe, noted Western Australian landscape painter and recipient of several prestigious awards, including the 2000 City of Perth Art Award, has, in recent years, been particularly interested in painting a locality and its people as a way of capturing the spirit of the place – most notably in her series of pictures of Mundaring and City Farm.

In her first solo exhibition at Gallery East Linda included a major body of work centered on the Port of Fremantle; its everyday working life and its people. She was given special access to the docking areas and, over many months, built up a rapport with many of the workers on the quays. The paintings represent a remarkable record of what makes the port tick.’
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Linda ven der merwe hosts portraiture mentoring classes in the mundaring arts center one a year in time with the ‘Mine own executioner’ annual exhibition. I was recently invited to join her on one of these classes which was today. I managed to escape drawing a self portrait and as suggested, drew Linda herself!
I don’t think I did her nearly as much justice as her own self portraits but I had a fantastic time working with her and listening to her instructions. I hope to be there again next year which she thinks by which time, she may have talked me into self portrait by.

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