Linda Hyatt Cancel
about the artist
"I began private oil instruction 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.
about the work
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 Cancel's tonalism finds its voice in the effects of atmosphere on the horizon.
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."
Linda Hyatt Cancel.
Nearing Twilight. 20" x 16". oil on linen.