LINDA ROSE LAROCHELLE – Printmaking – Artist of the Month DECEMBER

LINDA ROSE LAROCHELLE graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a B.F.A. in Printmaking and has done graduate work at the University of Maryland, VCU and the Art League. While at the Art Institute her focus was on fine line etching. Later she branched out to explore color with pastels and watercolors.

Her interest has shifted again to lino cuts as a vehicle for pattern, color and texture.  She is also exploring monotypes.  These are one of a kind prints made by painting with Ikua inks on a plate, placing paper on the plate and pulling a print. Her work is all hand done and low tech using just inks, paper and hands.

A life long art educator she has retired from the Arlington County Virginia Public Schools to devote full time to art. She has had several one woman shows in the Washington area and her work is in private collections in California and on the East Coast. As an art educator she has taught in a variety of settings and grade levels including public and private schools. Linda lives with her husband Richard in Fredericksburg and has two grown sons.

I’m pursuing a visual impact and meaning through exploring shape, color, texture and pattern.” Linda Rose Larochelle

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