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Monday, August 9, 2010

Currently Hanging: Lina Raymond

Posted by on Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 11:27 AM

I just received a very sweet, short email from a painter named Lina Raymond, in which she describes modestly and simply that she has a show up in Ballard that includes two paintings that hold particular meaning to her.

She doesn't say why. She doesn't say what they mean. She doesn't need to.

Lina Raymond paints things she misses now, or knows she will miss soon. You can see that just by looking. Lately those things have included Abraxus Books in Ballard, and the trees they cut down to expand Swedish Hospital—the two subjects of the two paintings she would especially like to share.

Of those, I would especially like to share the trees portrait, which reminds me a little of something Brad Biancardi might have made. (Don't you miss Brad Biancardi?)


The show is at Cupcake Royale in Ballard through September, and Raymond's web site is here.


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Telsa 1
I rather love this painting more and more. Thank you for sharing it!
Posted by Telsa on August 9, 2010 at 11:33 AM · Report this
That painting is positively lovely.
Posted by tigntink on August 9, 2010 at 12:37 PM · Report this
phenomenally melancholy & romantic. who knew a new building could be given such mystery?
Posted by mysticaldeath on August 9, 2010 at 2:05 PM · Report this
Gorgeous. Absolutely love it.
Posted by Donna on August 9, 2010 at 7:13 PM · Report this
My favorite is "Abraxus Adieu."
Posted by LMcGuff on August 9, 2010 at 10:05 PM · Report this

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