Lindstrom creates an oil portrait of distinction by blending together inspiration from the thick, juicy paint of Joaquin Sorolla, the storytelling mastery of Norman Rockwell, and the fluid color of the Impressionists. Weaving that inspiration together with her strong sense of anatomy and ability to capture her subject's features melds fact and fiction through the idealistic way she sees us all.
Lindstrom begins the portrait process by getting to know the client's preferences for color, texture, and mood with their future painting in mind.
"I adore working with my clients to find what elements of style and expression will create the perfect portrait for their family or company. I welcome commissions where a client comes to me with a vision, then working together to combine my skill and viewpoint with their desire, we find a direction for the portrait. The result is a painting that is intensely personal and yet still rings true as one of my works. This sharing of ideas to create art of beloved people is why I so adore portraiture and why I plan to work in the field all my life."
Size, Approx, & Pricing for Oils
Head and Shoulders 16X20- $4,800
3/4-Length 28x36 - $7,000
Full-Length 30x40 - $9,000
Lindstrom begins her procedure for the portrait commission by talking with the client and getting an idea of the individual's personality and character. She then uses her camera to record various poses and expressions.
Her goal is to capture a moment, one that will show the inner person through the portrait. She also talks with the family members about the subject, learning as much as she can about the individual.
Returning to the studio Lindstrom compiles several compositions from the images, working to bring together her vision and the view of the client.
Charcoals are the most traditional portrait medium Liz Lindstrom uses to convey her subjects. Among the countless charcoal drawings throughout the centuries, Lindstrom puts her own signature look into each and every portrait. Her hand is seen in every line, which makes you feel connected to the subject and the artist. Lindstroms way of using of light and shadow, and combining line and soft edges, creates a charcoal portrait that stands out as both unique and timeless.
Contact your local Portraits Inc. representative or email Portraits Inc. directly for information about commissioning your own Liz Lindstrom charcoal portrait.
During Liz Lindstrom's seventeenth year, her parents visited Florence, Italy. Her mother and father, portrait artist Bart Lindstrom brought home a print of a beautiful woman, drawn with warm and cool colors on paper textured by age. From this beautiful print and with the encouragement of her father to find a look all her own, Lindstrom began a six year journey to perfect the mix media portrait. The result of miles of paper and dozens of faces is a style that is pure, timeless, and powerful. Without a full color pallet, Lindstrom finds her subject in tone and line - making a portrait that captures modern simplicity. Lindstrom strives for each drawing to be as ageless as that Florentine drawing she fell in love with as a young woman. By choosing to commission a Charcoal & Conte' with Watercolor Wash you are investing in a piece of art that will become a treasured heirloom.
Size, Approx., & Pricing Charcoal & Conte with Watercolor Wash
A portrait created with Conte' Pastel offers the softest version of Liz Lindstrom's work. The subtle blush color is both classic and strikingly modern. Many clients choose Conte' for its quiet feel while appreciating the strong color impact it makes in any room.
A Conte' drawing is traditionally created using Conte' crayon, but Lindstrom uses a pastel pencil in the same traditional color. Using a pastel makes a soft portrait that conveys any age with dignified calm.
The live art created by Liz Lindstrom for weddings and events is as much a performance as it is a work of art. Lindstrom paints in a cocktail dress and heels, chatting with guests and explaining her method throughout the painting process. Creating the work takes about four hours, from blank canvas to completed work.
Lindstrom begins by capturing the room, conveying the architecture and size of the space. This part of the process is usually completed in the first hour, preferably before guests arrive. Next the color and larger elements of the room are painted, followed by the people that fill the room. Lindstrom knows her painting is complete when the canvas has all the wonderful movement, color, and light that the event contains. The end result is a work of art that gives a strong sense of what it was like to be a part of that special day, whether you were there or not.