Linda Beach's work is shaped by her love of the outdoors and a fascination with using the prints found in commercial fabrics to depict the images that inspire her. Past residencies at several national parks along with a love of travel and hiking provide continual ideas for her intricately detailed fiber art.
Beach begins each work of art with a full-size pattern in which each drawn line represents a seam line between two pieces of cloth. The possibilities and limitations of her piecing process are integral parts of the design. Consisting of hundreds of fabric pieces sewn together, each unique work of art is further enhanced by the surface pattern of the quilted stitch, resulting in a unique texture.
Beach's love of fiber art began at an early age with time spent on knitting, embroidery, needlepoint, and weaving. Ultimately focusing on art quilts, she is primarily self-taught and concentrates her energies on working full-time in her studio.
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Solo exhibition, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA, Dahl Arts Center, 2014
Solo exhibition, Longmont, Colorado, USA, Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 2012
Solo exhibition, Boulder, Colorado, USA, The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2011
Quilt Visions 2014: The Sky's the Limit, San Diego, California, USA, Visions Art Museum, 2014
Artist-in-Residence, Colorado, USA, Mesa Verde National Park, 2011
Tenacity, State of New Mexico Art in Public Places, Lordsburg, New Mexico, 2014
Endless, Larimer County Courthouse, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2014
Oak Veiling and Salmon Point, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Lakewood, Washington, 2011
Through the Woods at Dusk, Yale Station Senior Apartments, Denver, Colorado, 2011
In the Spotlight, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Alaska Contemporary Art Bank, 2010