Linda Laino Paintings
Herekeke Art Center
I am doing a 3 week residency in Lama, New Mexico at the beautiful Herekeke Art Center in the Sangre de Cristo mountains.
Stay tuned for some new work!
NEW Mandala Giclee Prints
I recently completed a large outdoor mandala for Lifepath Retreat Center in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This mandala is now available as a limited edition Giclee print. The edition is 100 and each is signed, numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Please see the "mandala" section of my website for the image. Each print is 16" x 16" and is $100.
Linda Laino on ETSY
I invite you to visit my new Etsy page:

where I have my new line of sterling silver and resin jewelry and art notecards reproduced from my orignial Mandala and "Miniatures" paintings.

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Also, visit Linda Laino Studios on Facebook for updates in my studio!
Creating Art With 5 Senses

Learning to be present in the art process

How do artists create? Is it natural ability? Is it learned technique? Is it something hazy and nebulous called “talent”? Art-making, in part requires noticing, seeing, recording, hearing, touching and paying attention. In other words, artists use or learn to use all of their senses. A good deal of art “making” is done before any tool is put to paper.

Rather than creating through any kind of logic, learned response or technique, this class will explore ways to tap into each sense in order to “see” things in a new way without preconception and learn how to translate what is sensed into a visual artwork. If you have ever felt the desire to create something, but did not know where to begin, let this class open up a space where you can discover a way to sprout that creative seed using what nature has already given you. This is a class offered to all levels of experience and a variety of media will be used.

One day workshop: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10-4 (please bring a lunch, tea provided)
$95.00 (must have at least 5 students to run)
Materials: all materials will be provided, but feel free to bring whatever you like.
Where: Serenity Ridge, 554 Drumheller Lane, Shipman , VA 22971(20 mi. S of C’ville)
Please visit for more info and payment options.

or email: or call: (804) 437-6518

Linda Laino

A native of Philadelphia, Linda Laino has lived in Richmond, VA for over 30 years where she received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been the recipient of two Virginia Museum Fellowships, as well as two individual artist fellowships from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She has developed a unique process to her small paintings which gives her mixed-media work a visually rich, textural surface. Her work is exhibited nationally and her most recent solo exhibition in Richmond was in 2010 at Artspace Gallery.
Studio Visit Magazine

My work has been accepted into the Spring, 2011 edition of Studio Visit Magazine! Selected by Beth Venn, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Newark Art Museum, my work was one of 300 pieces chosen from 1000 entries.

Studio Visit Magazine is a series of juried art books and the sister publication of New American Paintings published by Open Studios Press. It is distributed to over 2000 curators and galleries nationwide.

Here is a link:
Virginia Museum Statewide Artist Workshops
From 1996-98, I participated in the Virginia Museum Artist Workshop program travelling around the state, teaching for schools and museum affiliates.
I am once again included in the roster of artists offering classes. If you are a museum affiliate or school considering a class, please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions. I will be offering classes in:

Mexican Retablos
Paper Bead Jewelry
Paste Pattern Papers and Books