Virginia artist Linda Hollett-Bazouzi discusses her landscapes
Featured landscape artist Linda Hollett-Bazouzi shares with artGuide her landscapes
artGuide art news blog featured landscapes and cityscapes for this month's editorial. Based out of Richmond, Virginia, Linda Hollett-Bazouzi was one of a few chosen artists to be featured. Whether instructing workshops or traveling the world, Linda always finds time to paint.
Linda Hollett-Bazouzi is a well-known painter of local, regional, and international landscapes. A devoted and driven en plein air painter, she travels with her oil paints and paint knife down the street and around the world. She does not consider her plein air works ‘studies’, and they are not done with larger pieces in mind. Rather, they are finished works that stand on their own, that may or may not inform later studio pieces.
In one of her most recent trips in 2013 she travelled to Tunisia as part of one hundred artists from around the world who gathered in Monastir, to visit and paint in the region. Most recently she travelled to the Netherlands to attend a three-day workshop with landscape painter Roo Schuring. Other travels have included England, Italy, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Israel, Russia and Estonia.
Linda Hollett-Bazouzi received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in art from Radford University. A world traveller, she has studied Latin, German, Italian, French, and Arabic.
In 2012 she became a docent at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She now serves on the Docent Committee as Enrichment Coordinator, organizing opportunities for museum docents to enhance their understanding of art studio processes and artists' practices.
Hollett-Bazouzi taught art in Henrico County Public Schools for over 35 years. During that time she was awarded recognition at the state and local level for her art program, and achieved National Board Certification in Early/Middle Childhood Art in 2002. She taught adult art classes through Henrico County Parks and Recreation and J. Sargeant Reynold Community College. For over 20 years she presented workshops for Virginia art teachers at Virginia Art Education State Conferences and Central Region of Virginia mini-conferences.
She is a member of Oil Painters of America and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, and is currently the lead artist for the Virginia Plein Air Painters, a group of about 150 painters who get together to paint en plein air once a month.
Hollett-Bazouzi has worked with water-miscible oil paints for the past 12 years, and uses a paint knife rather than a brush. To see her work and read more about her process.