Linda

Linda Prud’Homme was born in Montreal in 1947. She started oil painting on her own, 16 years ago, and later enrolled at the Visual Arts School and then at the Saïdye Bronfman Centre in order to perfect her techniques. She continued developing her technique under the watchful eye of Charlotte Rothenberg.


Her style is one of broad innovation and her most recent series, both her coloured and her monochrome paintings, closely resemble works of sculpture, due to the amount of texture she imparts to the surface of her canvas. In order to give even greater relief and depth to her work, Prud’Homme uses salvaged marble residues obtained from a neighbouring sculptor. Another new feature of her work is her use of acrylic paint, which is a first for her after years of painting exclusively in oil.

With a profound appreciation of nature, she brings the vivid earth tones into all her paintings. One can best describe Linda’s work as mood paintings: encompassing a wide range of inner emotion and spiritual feeling. Linda Prud’Homme has reserved preponderant space for women in her works. The women in her paintings appear as symbols of strength and freedom. Even though they are portrayed figuratively, her female characters with their prominent noses and generous mouths and bodies reveal the artist’s subjectivity, which borders on the abstract. Prud’Homme never paints without music, which she gracefully transposes to the canvas in rich and voluptuous tones and ambiance.


Selected Solo Exibitions

  • 2002 Honneur à la Mere-Terre, Montreal, Quebec
  • 2001 Gallery Salon Callas, Montreal, Quebec

Collections

  • Merrill Lynch
  • CIBC Wood Gundy
  • JetsGo Corporation
  • BMO Nesbitt Burns
  • Schokbeton
  • GSC Blendind USA
  • Premiere Class Immoblier
  • B.G.L. Courtage
  • Casacom Victoria Square
  • Sliq Media

Selected Group Exibitions

  • 2008 Evoke, The Rymer Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 12x12, Galerie MX, Montréal, Quebec
  • 2005 Strawberry Champagne, Las Olas Fine Arts Gallery, FortLauderdale, Florida
  • 2003 Flora Canada, Montréal, Quebec
  • 2002 Galerie St-Dizier, Montréal, Quebec
  • 2000/01 Café Galerie du Canal, Montréal, Quebec
  • 2000 Salon des Arts, Montréal, Quebec
  • 1999 Expo Concours, LaPrairie, Quebec
  • 1997/98 Gallery Soutana Mont-Tremblant, Quebec