Linda King

Major life changes over the past few years have deeply impacted me requiring me to find different vehicles for the self-expression that is central to my work.

As an artist I see my role is to reflect and articulate something of our human condition and our soul’s ongoing journey including both the joys and sorrows, loves and pains, the light and the shadow.

Working three dimensionally with the clay is currently offering the most satisfying vehicle for this, the substance of the clay itself enables me to work with detail and form more easily than my two dimensional work which relies on trusting a spontaneous flow when it comes. The wildness and beauty of Ilkley moors and the surrounding countryside feeds and nourishes my soul , the ancient presence and solidity of the land and the rocks informs and influences who I am and who I am becoming; I am hopeful that I will again be able to express my particular relationship, reaction and love of the Land in some satisfying way , as yet I have sketch books filled with rapid drawings and half painted canvases, but maybe there will be some completed ones for the ArtsTrail!