Ohio artist Linda Langhorst’s images often include musicians and musical craftsman in casual and intimate settings. The focus of her work is not the individuals she paints, but rather the relationships between the individuals, their music making, and their environment.
Langhorst currently works primarily in oil. The artist treats her canvas as though it is a kind of tapestry. Bits and pieces of paint are woven together to create something that speaks of a real life moment. Her goal is to let the paint tie the participants together in that place and at that moment.
In 2009 Langhorst moved part of her studio into The Guitar House Workshop, where she is now the shop’s Artist In Residence. The old house is home to a lesson studio, fretted instrument shop, luthiers (custom guitar builders) and near continuous jam sessions. She shares her day with musicians, songwriters and fine woodworkers. It is a delightful immersion for an artist who paints people making music.
Langhorst’s drawings and paintings can be found in private, public and corporate collections across America and Canada. Her most recent commission project included designing two 8ft stone relief sculptures (sculpted by Will Galloway, Bloomington Indiana)and an extended series of paintings for The Ohio State University’s new Ohio Union building, which opened in Spring 2010.