Linda Epstein Featured in October


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Epstein’s Zoological Exposition

Last fall Linda Epstein told me about a wonderful show she had at the North End Gallery in Leondardtown. When planning our 2015 calendar I knew this would be a great feature for Bishop’s Stock in October.

The show is called Epstein’s Zoological Exposition and it is an exhibition of small paintings resulting from year long observations of the animal life within a mile of her home – with a few noted exceptions. Partly, the idea for this show came from Linda’s respect for the great nineteenth century painters who carried their equipment west to paint the marvelous beauty they found in America’s New Territory. The canvases they brought back east were displayed in expositions that influenced the creation of National Parks. Their style of painting became known as “luminism”, for its soft light emphasizing tranquility and reflectiveness. Following this tradition, Linda has created small portraits of the creatures she has observed near her home along the Pocomoke River. To learn more about Linda and her work check her website.