Linda Hollett-Bazouzi discusses her Coastal Art

 Linda Hollett-Bazouzi,  Chesapea  ke Bay, Gwynn’s Island II , oil on panel, 5” x 7”

Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, Chesapeake Bay, Gwynn’s Island II, oil on panel, 5” x 7”

Virginia artist Linda Hollett-Bazouzi discusses her Coastal Art with artGuide Magazine.  This Richmond artist's work can be found at Gallery Flux and Crossroads Art Center. 


When painting the waters of a coastline, it is the drama that attracts artist Linda Hollett-Bazouzi.  Whether storms or quiet sunsets, there is always something presenting itself like a good play, larger than humanity.  It is the ever-changing movement—which is only there for an instant—that she captures with knife and oils. 

 Linda Hollett-Bazouzi,  Impossible, Key West , oil on canvas, 24" x 24"

Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, Impossible, Key West, oil on canvas, 24" x 24"

Her fascination with the changes in value and color, even as she is watching the scene play out, will result in a series of images created over the span of a few minutes. Hollett-Bazouzi is especially fascinated with the changes that occurs at twilight in the sky and the water—that mint green that is lighter than the sky, that dusky turquoise in the sky on the horizon darker than the rest of the sky.  All the while reflections on the clouds are being mirrored in the water, as if the sky and water were in the midst of a call-and-response song.

She sees the movement of the water as the heartbeat of the ocean, quiet, calm, and steady, or thundering, angry, churning. Or perhaps just excited, waves responding to strong winds in an expression of sheer joy and exhilaration.

Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, artist.  
Richmond, VA