A selection of Linda Lowry's realistic interior and exterior oil paintings are now exhibited at 73 Art Agency’s gallery in the RiNo art district. Come to the gallery on First Friday Art Walk—next one on August 4, 2023.
Linda Lowry, the Connecticut-raised artist who now calls Denver home, has carved out a place for herself in the art world through her unwavering dedication to her craft and a meticulous eye for detail. This prolific and accomplished Realist artist has also been an Art Instructor and Visiting Artist at the Denver Art Museum.
Her interior and exterior compositions pay homage to the craftsmanship and attention to detail of yesteryears, inviting viewers to appreciate the beauty and significance of these structures and places. Lowry also intertwines narratives and stories, breathing life into the objects and places she portrays. Her art becomes a vessel for preserving not just physical structures, but also the stories, memories, and emotions associated with them. Lowry's dedication to quality and precision ensures that every element of her art reflects the authenticity and reverence she holds for the past. The preservation of places, objects, and past stories has become a life-long calling.
Linda Lowry's artistic journey began in her early years. Growing up on a beautiful piece of land in Connecticut belonging to two of her three artist great-grandparents had a significant effect upon Linda’s expression as an artist. The home was a turn of the century New England building of exceptional design and craftsmanship. “Everywhere one looked there was quality and attention to detail.” The elegance of this architecture shaped the lens through which she sees and paints beauty in other spaces.
This house initiated Lowry’s attraction to older architecture. In graduate school at the University of Colorado, she began painting interiors of older architecture with a contemporary sensibility. After years of figurative painting, the transition from people to spaces seemed natural; she still thought of her paintings as portraiture. Having inherited a legacy of places with stories passed down through generations, she felt the architecture and furnishings described the times of their creation as well as the taste and lives of their current occupants.
Linda Lowry's work serves as a testament to the significance of honoring and cherishing the beauty and narratives of bygone eras, inspiring viewers to appreciate the rich tapestry of history that surrounds us all.
“I like to tell and invent stories as an entry point, a story that I hope means something to someone else.”
Leila and the Swan
32 x 48 in
EXHIBITIONS (not all inclusive)