Abstract Artist: Linda Wiltz
Medium: Acrylic, Mixed Media
I paint to reflect a sense of the human experience which for me consists of movement,restraint,tension,depth,balance,texture,simplicity, raw emotion and hope. My work represents the flux of the world in which we live today. Challenged by despair, economic tensions, addictions, families walking wounded and homeless in America. As an artist I can either blindfold myself or stir up the reality that confronts us all one time or another in our lives.
Linda grew up in Woodstock, NY. Her grandparents Arnold Wiltz and Madeline (Shiff) Wiltz were both well know painters and she was exposed to many artists as a young child. After Arnold died her grandmother acquired property in Woodstock on which she built a Quonset-type house, charmingly decorated with her own nude ceramic tiles. Linda would sit in the bathroom and look at the tiles for hours. Madeline’s studio was off limits to everyone. However, when she was mowing the lawn with her “electric mower” Linda would sneak into the studio and ponder her work. She was especially intrigued by her pallet of paint with all its colors and textures. Linda realized it was an amazing gift to live among artists – in a community that was sustained by a commitment of artists who cared to make the colony a success not for one – but for all. Linda is currently delivering some artwork and archival material to the Woodstock Artist Association. Then Linda plans on beginning a new project which will especially honor Arnold and Madeline.