Linda Heffernan‘s textured semi-abstract paintings are born out of themes of exploration; consumer capitalism and bureaucracy in an ever more interconnected global economy; the potential ramifications of extreme climate change, and the opposing points of view that make a considered global, or even local, response so challenging; and amongst all of this, the need to just be. She uses various sources as a jumping off point to the depiction of real and imagined landscapes, often incorporating source documentation into the actual paintings. Some of her influences include satellite views of major cities, media commentary, scientific reports on climate change, official land use and infrastructure plans for the region in which she lives…and the list goes on.
Linda has a BFA from OCAD University and her work is included in a number of private and public collections in Canada. In addition to Loop Gallery, she has exhibited her work in a number of galleries in Toronto’s Queen West district, as well as Whitby’s Station Gallery, and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. She has been a member of Loop Gallery since 2006 and has served on the Loop Gallery Board of Directors since 2008.