A Covid Moment


My COVID Story
It seems artists are vulnerable to unseen situations that can place them in unusual circumstances. During this pandemic, I was contacted by patrons who wished to purchase artwork to add to their collection. I was thrilled and anxious to accommodate them. Fortunately for me, they had visited my website and picked out works that I had available. It was a unique presentation as I delivered the work to the outside of their home wearing the mandatory mask to make the delivery. I left the works for them to try out with instructions to let me know if they liked any of them to contact me and I would return with my mask on to pick them up. Well, it was the very next day that I heard back from them and they were thrilled with the largest work shown here. They chose a 30 X 30” encaustic with gold and silver leaf that I had framed in a beautiful bronze wood floating frame. This painting they shared was, “perfect for their new home” and I was to pick up the other two outside their home and they would leave a check attached to one of the pieces.
I am excited to now be considered a curbside artist and looking forward to more unusual art placement opportunities. Of course, I am also looking forward to the end of this devastating virus and wish everyone who has suffered from this virus, comfort, and hope for the future. Also, thank you so much to these patrons who saw fit to support the arts during this difficult time.
Linda Bigness
COVID 2019-20

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Linda Bigness is an internationally exhibited artist who maintains a gallery/studio in Syracuse, New York. Her work has been exhibited in several prestigious solo and group shows that have involved notable jurors such as art critic Clement Greenberg, Ivan Karp, director of OK Harris Gallery in NYC, and Tom Piche, director of the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. In addition, Bigness’ large scale paintings are often selected and commissioned for corporate and residential clients, including the Turning Stone Resort, Merrill Lynch Corporation, Haylor, Freyer and Coon, and Bausch and Lomb. She continues to exhibit professionally at several venues with artwork featured frequently at the Nan Miller Gallery in Rochester, NY. Presently she is working on her latest book and exhibition about abstract art and the contemporary processes used by working artists today. Part of the research for this book is taken from the workshops she teaches and her oil painting and mixed media collage experience. For over 30 years Bigness has used her expertise to share with others the unique beauty and processes of her chosen medium through writing, teaching and professional exhibits. Her first book “Paint It, Tear It, Create It” offered the reader insight into visual abstract thinking through the process of collage into painting. She continues to explore the abstract through surface manipulation using encaustics and oil and is currently working on a new series, the “Journey Stones Revisited,” a reflection upon her extensive travels throughout the United States and Europe.

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