Linda Hollett-Bazouzi Plein Air
Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, artist.
Linda Hollett-Bazouzi is a landscape painter of local, regional, and international scenes. Armed with a paint knife, she travels with her paints around the world and down the street. She does not consider her plein air works studies, but rather finished works that stand on their own, that may or may not inform later studio pieces.
Her style demands an alla prima approach, not only because of changing light, but because her knife work lays down paint quite differently from a brush. She paints quickly, to capture THAT cloud, THAT tree, THAT moment in a time that will never be again.
The first two weeks in April she travelled to The Netherlands, where she painted for nine days in Katwijk aan Zee and Noordwijkerhout. For three of those days she was fighting the wind, the rain, and the cold to take a workshop with Dutch plein air painter Roos Schuring. Traveling alone gives her the freedom to work at a pace different from many travelers. This trip resulted in 14 paintings in seven days.
Hollett-Bazouzi is currently lead artist for the Virginia Plein Air Painters, based around Richmond, Virginia. More information on her paintings, workshops, and gallery representation can be found at www.lindahollett.net.