Linda Pasca is an artist and calligrapher who lives in eastern Long Island, New York.
Her oil paintings are infused with symbolism that reference spirituality, the natural world and women’s empowerment while her series of mixed media works explores her fascination with the textures and nuances of handmade bark paper. Evident in all her work is an ethereal sensibility that represents how she connects to both inner and outer worlds.
In the mid-1980’s Linda was offered full tuition scholarships to both The Cooper Union School of Art and Pratt Institute. She attended The Cooper Union School of Art where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Not long after college, she went on to create Pen & Paper, a company that specialized in calligraphy and design of custom wedding and event stationery and calligraphic works. Living near the Hamptons and Long Island Wine Country afforded her opportunities to work with high profile clientele and event planners. Her work was featured and published in numerous magazines including Bride’s, Town & Country and HC&G (Hamptons Cottages and Gardens). She also became sought after for commissioned portraits, paintings, drawings and wall murals as her exposure grew. When the event industry came to an abrupt halt in 2020, Linda seized the opportunity to change course and immerse herself in painting. One year later she had obtained a three month solo exhibition and select galleries to represent her work.
Artist Statement:Painting is a way for me to tap into an inner resource that informs how I observe, internalize and connect to all of life. The resulting work is infused with emotion, symbolism and spiritual value.
Inspiration is drawn from the natural world, animal spirits, women’s empowerment, the written word, and dream imagery. Common throughout my work is a symbolic red road or red image. In some native American cultures the Red Road signifies one’s spiritual path. The Japanese legend of the Red Thread illuminates the idea that our personal encounters are inter woven and predestined. The Bindi in Hindu culture is a small red dot often worn as an adornment on the forehead or “third eye”. It serves as a reminder to focus inward and to keep God at the center of one’s thoughts. These are some concepts that influence my approach.