Hi! I’m Lindy and I’m a full-time artist living in both Mexico and Washington State. We’re still working out our new lifestyle but it’s quite the journey and as we like to say “people do.”
Formerly I was known as Lindy Gruger Hanson but I changed my name to Lindy Gaskill when I got married to my artist hubby, Greg, in 2012.
I like this saying by D. JoyBell C., “We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.” I’ve also changed my website to ArtbyLindy.com from LGruger.com which was a big change for my art biz.
My acrylic paintings explore my interest in symbolism, nature and the idea that all things have energy and are connected. One of my goals, not taking life too seriously, helps me to create a positive and playful atmosphere in my work.
An important element of my work is vivid color. This vibrancy represents joyfulness and a life force overflowing with love, peace and positive energy.
I’m a mush head for things that are colorful, whimsical, and uplifting with a bit of mysticism, spirituality and fantasy thrown in. And I loved to draw castles, celestial things and fantasy characters as a kid.
My background in graphic design helps me work with composition, shape and a variety of mark makings.
Inspiration is everywhere – a red next to a blue, a line from a song, gardens, dream scenes, a photo, a snippet of conversation. The spirits within nature – tiny birds, the intriguing raven, trees that dance in the wind, the simple lotus blossom, magnificent mountains, all speak to me with the miracle of their creation and this imagery springs to life in my paintings.
Being still and meditating are part of my weekly practice, and when I’m in the middle of painting this is where I go. As I clear the mind and let my intuitive self take over, I often find I’m painting glowing elements which signify the radiant energy of all beings and things. Spirals swirl through the painting and remind me that life is always expanding. The connection of energy rippling outward between all things, as well as knowing that we are “all one” is my spiritual foundation and the deepest inspiration for my work.
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If you would like to see how I make my paintings, check out my process here>