The current Artist-In-Residence's biography

An profile of Linda Hyatt Cancel

Whether rendering the glacial valleys of Northeast Washington, the barren hills of Central Idaho, the pastures and forests of the South Carolina upstate, or the marshes of the Carolina low country, Linda Hyatt Cancel's tonalism finds its voice in the effects of atmosphere on the horizon.

Statement

"My earliest memory is the vivid sights, sounds, and atmosphere while watching fireworks from the banks of the Snake River on the Idaho-Washington border when I was 15 months old. The barren, windswept hills of that region still evoke and inspire my love of what atmosphere does to the horizon."

"I began private oil construction at the age of twelve with Mr. William F. Pogue. I still remember the exhilaration of putting pigment on canvas, producing the appearance of form, light, and shadow. I continued study in his art classes until enrolling at Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA, where my major was Visual Merchandising and Display Design. This training has served to enhance my understanding of the impact of color and design, contrast, and repetition in order to attract the attention of the viewer within a few seconds. Painting, for me, is an expression of interest in history, geography, language, and anthropology. Most of the works, especially Pacific Northwest scenes, are a diary and not as literal as they appear."

Visit the artist's website at lindahyattcancel.com.

 
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Selected Exhibits & Competitions

2015 - 17th Annual Small Artworks Invitational, The Art Spirit Gallery of Fine Art, Coeur d'Alene, ID

2014 - 16th Annual Small Artworks Invitational, The Art Spirit Gallery of Fine Art, Coeur d'Alene, ID
- Juror's Choice Award: 35th Annual Juried South Carolina Artists Competition. The Pickens County Museum of Art and History, Pickens, SC - Juror: Clark Whittington, Artist

2013 - Artfields, Lake City, SC
- American Colors, The Pickens County Museum of Art and History, Pickens, SC - Curator: Allen Coleman, Ph.D
- 2nd Place 2-D: Paint Award, Artists' Guild of Spartanburg Annual Juried Exhibition, Spartanburg Art Museum - Juror: Scott Betz, Professor of Art, Winston-Salem University
- Featured Artists Exhibition, Carolina Gallery, Spartanburg, SC
- A Dozen Dames, The Pickens County Museum of Art and History, Pickens, SC - Curator: Allen Coleman, Ph.D

2012 - Contemporary Still Life Invitational Exhibition: A collaborative event of the Spartanburg Art Museum and USC Upstate - Curator: Henry Fagen, Ph.D., USC-Upstate

Last updated: March 5, 2016

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