Interview with Linda Geary

Tell me about your classes and what excites you about teaching at Anderson Ranch.
It is a two week workshop this year, last year I taught a class for one week. It basically is an advanced painting class that is structured around talking and looking at painting. We discuss setting up studio exercises that push the students beyond their studio habits. We balance what they have in the studio and set up a broad range of studio experiences to them. This class is going to be a nice balance of studio intensive work and discussions about contemporary issues in painting.

What are some of the projects you work on?
It is pretty much everyday that I’m in the studio, I like to start early. Usually I get to the studio around 9 am or 10 am and I’m there most of the day. When the art is good, I make a lot of work and edit as I go. Pretty much my whole life revolves around my studio time.

When did you think of becoming a painter?
Since I was a kid I’ve always been an artist. However, I had always thought I was going to be a photographer or a textile designer. During college I had an unexpected experience in a painting class that just got me hooked which was not the way I thought it was going to happen.

Linda Geary will be teaching  an Advanced Painting: making & dialogue painting workshop from July 10 – July 21.

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