Meet Linda Langhorst

These days, I do most of my painting inside the Guitar House Workshop where I paint images of musicians, musical towns, and a forest or two across the country.

Making music is like magic to me.  I watch musicians pass the melody back and forth, like a gift they Front_Porchoffer up to one another. I see them catch each others  glances, smiles and nods-subtle acknowledgement of the shared experience. And I am aware of how different this is from my own work, which seems so much more private in nature. But I’m learning about the things that painters and musicians have in common too. We are both playing with rhythm and harmony and color, following some little thread of an idea with the hope of building an effective composition, trying to communicate a feeling from inside the confines of our own medium. I feel so lucky to be able to work side by side with friends who share the same creative pull. We can’t help but do this stuff, whether it makes sense or not.

Linda_promoI work primarily in oil and treat my canvas like it is some kind of tapestry. My goal is to weave bits and pieces of paint together to create something that feels like a recognizable moment in life.


Visit Linda’s website to see her work and keep up to date on her exhibitions.

What is your favorite color and why?
My favorite color is blue. Hands down. Blue. I don’t know why although I do love the Blues. My painter friends make jokes about how much I use burnt sienna, but blue is my first love.

What do you do to relax?
I take banjo lessons and play a little piano. I like to kayak, take walks and to bake stuff. And eat stuff I bake.

What is your favorite book?
FAVORITE? That is hard. Maybe Joseph Campbell’s The Power of Myth.

What is number one on your bucket list?
It was to take my sons to the Grand Canyon, but we did that. Now it might be to take my almost step-daughters there someday. Or maybe to really be able to play the banjo.

If you could meet anyone from any time period, who would it be and why?
I am stumped on this one. So hard to choose one person.


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