Gallery 50 Hosts Artist Reception on Saturday August 16th

A few weeks ago at the Suttons Bay Art Fair I had the opportunity to meet Linda Chamberlain and speak with her about her mixed media paintings. I was drawn in by the colors and textures she uses to create the original works.

She explained that every artist, and especially every painter, must work diligently to create a technique that is distinctly their own. Brush strokes, depth of color and texture, and the media with which you work all play a part. Chamberlain may spend several hours working and reworking a background to bring about the feeling and intensity that suits her.

Chamberlains paintings reflect and explore the relationship between man and his natural environment. She often uses tactile found objects in her work including wire, letterpress type and antique numbers. You’ll also find the appearance of birds, the moon tree, and in her latest pieces, a bear by the name of Bob.


For those of you who missed the Suttons Bay Art Fair you still have a chance to meet this artist and see an exhibition of her work. Gallery 50 is hosting an artists reception on Saturday August 16, from 6:00 – 9:00pm. The exhibit, ReCollections: Mixed Media by Linda Chamberlain & Ginnie Cappaert, will be on display through September 24th.

For more information on exhibitions at Gallery 50, visit their website. For a map to The Village and Gallery 50 check out our Attractions page.