Opening reception is First Friday, August 3, 2012 from 5-8pm
The show will hang through August 31 at THE ARTISTS' GALLERY, 239 High
Street, Chestertown, MD 410-778-2425
Visions of Venice
"Dedicated to my good friend Judy Kohl who made it all possible."
the spring of 2011 Linda had the good fortune to spend three weeks in
Venice, Italy. Her good friend Judy Kohl invited her to visit while she
was there to attend a Giornata de Studio, or symposium, held at the
Archivio di Stato de Venezia to honor her late husband Benjamin G. Kohl,
Mellon Professor Emeritus of Vassar College. Ben was a benefactor of
the Archivio and an internationally recognized medieval/renaissance
scholar of fourteenth century Venetian history. They were joined by
family members and many friends from Kent County for the memorial and
some memorable meals and events.
Over their three week stay, Linda was able to visit the Biennale, the
biannual exhibition of international modern art held in the Gardens in
Castello. She also watched the Volgalonga (the Long Row), when the
Grand Canal is closed to motor boats. Racing gondolas, dragon boats,
canoes, kayaks, all rowed, make the twenty mile “row” from San Marco out
to the islands of Murano and Burano and down the Grand Canal back into
Venice. Linda also went to Murano and Burano, photographing and
way. One delightful morning was spent on the Piazza breakfasting at
Florian’s under a rain canopy. Venice with its architectural shapes,
earth colors, figures and atmospheric light is a delight to paint
whether from an apartment window, a small campo or the Piazza San Marco
itself. Linda’s show, Visions of Venice, includes six plein air pieces
and sketches as well as fifteen studio pieces.
"May it please the Lord, Light of all things to
show me the way, so that I may paint light worthily"
(Found on a scrap of paper in Leonardo Da Vinci's room)
Recently awarded signature member of the NorthEast Watercolor
King Hall moved to Kent County, MD from Bucks County, PA eight years
ago. She and her husband currently make their home in Betterton.
Originally from Ohio, she is a graduate of Ohio University where she was
tapped into the art honor society, Delta Phi Delta in her Sophomore
year. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in
Graphic Design and a minor in Art Education. She has taught Art
K-12. She studied with internationally known painter, illustrator,
Charles Reid, for three years in Westport, CT. She has also studied
at the Silvermine Guild of Art in Norwalk, CT, and has taken workshops
with many nationally known artists.
After taking master's courses at Fairfield
University she worked with advertising agencies and design studios the
past eighteen years, Linda has participated in numerous juried art
shows receiving many awards. She was recently awarded Signature
Membership of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, PWS, as well as the
Baltimore Watercolor Society, BWS. She
has membership in the Kent Island Federation of Art, the Working Artists
Forum of Easton, and the Chestertown Arts
League. She is still freelancing in
graphic design, pen and ink renderings and watercolor. Since her
move to the beautiful Eastern Shore, with its wonderful light, she has
more time and inspiration to focus on painting in watercolor and oils.
Contact Linda at the Gallery
at 410-778-2425 or at