Artist Statement – Linda H. Feinberg
All images in my galleries are the original work of Linda H. Feinberg and are for sale through this website. They are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. New creative work is posted weekly on my blog: http://avisiblevoice.blogspot.com/
I began the study of art later in life (in my 50’s) while running my own home-based business (Z-Best Bookkeeping) in Manchester, NH. I had been writing for over 20 years by that time (many poems and articles published), my children were grown, and I was looking for another creative challenge. My husband encouraged me to take art classes and try something new. My poems are now available as e-books on Amazon (Kindle) and for the Nook on Smashwords.com. I have an author page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/lindafeinberg
As a poet I create visual images and emotions with words. As an artist, I try to connect with the essence of the image aesthetically and spiritually. I work in oil, acrylics, pen and ink, colored pencil, watercolor and oil pastel. Locally I have taken classes with many wonderful teachers. I am inspired by hiking in our beautiful state of New Hampshire as well as by the verses and images from our Ta’nach (Bible - Torah, Prophets, Writings) and liturgy.
I sold my bookkeeping business in April of 2011 and I am continuing my art studies. I am actively working with both oil and acrylic paints now, focusing on landscapes and thoroughly enjoying my retirement. I spent 8 weeks in Israel during the winter of 2012, traveling and volunteering. In 2013 I took a trip to Costa Rica and another trip to Utah and its magnificent national parks. You can see my artwork from these places in my galleries.
My husband, Joe Smiga, is an author and I have had the privilege of supplying photos for the covers of many of his books. He has a website and blog: http://www.joesmiga.com/ and http://www.smigawritesabout.blogspot.com/
I am also posting photos and some artwork on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LHFeinberg
Many of my images are also available for your print or advertising needs. Contact me directly if you would like to lease an image or to commission me to paint your image.
“Express the spirit through what you paint”
Gu Kai Zhi (345-406 C.E.)