Linda J. Ouellette
Linda’s foray into painting and digital art was borne out of a desperate need for distraction from severe Fibromyalgia/Myofascial Pain and the rigors of being an assistant caregiver to her dad, grandmother, and grand uncle for ten years. Her dad battled Alzheimer's Disease.
She is an Olympus OMD/Pen-F and Nikon d750 photographer who enjoys creating digital art using an iPad or Photoshop. Her photography provides the base image which is then altered using digital painting or layering techniques. One piece of art can take from one to five hours to create.
Digital art and photography provided a distraction for Linda when she was diagnosed with Stage 2B Breast Cancer in August 2013. She held her iPad and created art while hooked up to chemo. Linda’s favorite topics to work with were Star Trek and images of Lake George, New York and Mystic, Connecticut. “A Chemo Photo Essay” was her final project with the New York Institute of Photography and she completed the coursework during treatment. Linda graduated twelve days after her final chemo. In the Fall of 2017, she held her first solo art show in Hartford, CT at St. Francis Hospital in the Office of Integrative Medicine. Linda has also attained Elected Artist status at the Mystic Museum of Art in Mystic, CT and Signature Artist status at Arts Center East in Vernon, CT.
Digital art and photography continue to help Linda progress through the healing process. She wants you to remember that within art lies distraction and within art lies peace.