Linda Barnes aims to evoke an awareness of our common humanity. A powerful authenticity and sense of life pervade her work. She captures energy and emotions through expressive brushwork, use of colour and composition. The darkness in life is depicted honestly, a sense of unease is apparent in some paintings.
Linda's art celebrates the human form, and the play of light. Sometimes her figures encompass her love of dance, theatre and costume.
Linda's Art is her main focus now (after working as Creative Director of a successful graphic design business). She has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions, and conducted workshops in Hong Kong and (her native) New Zealand. She was a finalist in the Hong Kong Human Rights Art Award 2013, and a Hong Kong finalist in the Cliftons Art Prize 2017. Her third solo show in Hong Kong, The Dance, is coming up at the end of 2019.
THE DANCE– Solo Exhibition (The Hive Spring, Hong Kong)
About FACE – Review (Asian Art News, Volume 29 Number 1 2019)
About FACE– Solo Exhibition (Naked Hub Gallery, Hong Kong)
Cliftons Art Prize – Finalist (Cliftons, Hong Kong)
Festival du Feminin – Featured Artist (Hong Kong)
Art Next Expo – Selected Exhibitor in Art Expo October 6–9 (PMQ, Hong Kong)
Hong Kong Human Rights Art Award – Finalist (Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong)
Artwalk DB (Discovery Bay, Hong Kong)
Cranleigh Barton Drawing Award – Finalist (Annex, New Zealand)
Adam Foundation Portrait Competition – Finalist (x3) (NZ Portrait Gallery, New Zealand)
Telecom Art Awards – Finalist (CSA Gallery, New Zealand)
Works by Jules, Morag & Linda (La Quete Gallery, New Zealand)
Solo show (Dux de Lux, New Zealand)
Solo show (Caffiends, New Zealand)
1988 – 96:
Womens Art shows – participated in many Art/Photography /Mixed Media shows
1988 – 93:
Christchurch Artists Collective – participated in many Group shows (New Zealand)
Drawing from Life – 1 day Drawing Workshop (New Zealand)
Lectures on ‘Graphic Design for your Business’ (New Zealand)
How to See (before you draw)– 2 day Drawing Workshop (New Zealand)