About the Artist
Sylvia Hall Linton is a lifelong Wisconsinite who made a living as a college librarian
and is now making a life doing art. As she has changed over the years, her art has changed too. Only her love of nature has remained a constant and has grown as her understanding has grown. Some may call this art; she calls it expressions of her life and the way she sees the world.
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures."
~Henry Ward Beecher
All of us are engaged in a lifelong process of creating ourselves, and art is my way of creating and revealing the person I choose to be. When I start questioning who I am at my core, I pick up a brush and offer my hand to the Muse to see what might come to birth through me. I try to be open to iserendipity and play with the images as they come to life on my easel.
I find my ideas in myths and poems and tales; on the paths my ancestors walked, in my own experiences and dreams andimagination, and in this sacred Earth we call home. When I am doing art my compulsive perfectionist mind finds a respite from its need for control.
When I look at the bark of a tree, I see the indwelling spirit of the forest; when I look into the eyes of an animal I am once again the child who believes she can talk with creatures and understand what they are saying. When a frog emerges from a frozen pond to croak the arrival of spring, I hear the song of a luminous being, reminding me that the Sacred is everywhere if we just remember to look for it.
"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." ~Wm. B. Yeats