Linda Robertson uses the interplay of light and shadow to reveal the physical form of the human body and its energy. Linda is interested in creating momentary glimpses of a human presence in this illuminated space; to move the work beyond a literal depiction of anatomy towards a sense of human energy as a fleeting, ephemeral presence. The figure in space.
Linda is a Melbourne artist whose practice centres around drawings on paper and printmaking. This has been her main focus in the work she has produced at her Ivanhoe studio for over thirty years.
She has exhibited widely across eastern Australia and internationally and won many awards for her works, which are held in various collections including the Bass Coast Shire, the City of Bright, Strathcona Girls School and Methodist Ladies College; and also in private collections.
Her work is influenced by drawings from the Italian Renaissance, by French artists Edgar Degas and Eugene Carrier, and by contemporary Australian artist Godwin Bradbeer.
Linda teaches life and general drawing to adults and senior school students in Melbourne.