Linda Dolph, a Malden artist, has always been passionate about color, textures and the tangible nature of creating. She sees a portal in a tree trunk, the interplay of light and shadow in a mushroom and captures these in locally snapped photographs.
During a long career as art teacher and Art Therapist, she immersed herself in multiple mediums which she then taught in venues as diverse as public schools, gifted and talented programs, universities and a homeless shelter.
Her work in The Gallery@57 includes gelatin prints of numerous overlays of color, texture and shape with the final product re-produced as greeting cards, wall art and wearable art (such as T-shirts). Dolph is also a weaver. Her work can be found throughout the store, and her main focus lately has been photographing nature. She has an eye for detail and capturing how beauty may be juxtaposed with everyday objects, such as a spectacular purple morning glory set alongside a common sidewalk or brick wall. Her photos depict trees in conversation, communicating with one another and the viewer. Dolph’s cards with these nature scenes, in addition to the other aforementioned works, are for sale at The Gallery.
Dolph has most recently exhibited and sold her work locally during street fairs in Malden, at open studios in West Medford and Jamaica Plain, at the Senior Center in Malden, as well as with Coffee Shop Artists at 350 MAIN in Malden, and at The Beebe Estate in Melrose.