Beyond the beauty of Linnea Strid's bathing portraits is a profound sadness. Between the bath water, the dripping shower faucet and the tears streaming down the subjects' faces, these limpid liquid works bear the mark of an extraordinarily gifted hand.
Working with oil paint, the talented artist executes her poignant realism on plywood and boards. The clarity with which she represents her subjects is absolutely mind-boggling. Depicting water with more lucidity than a photo, Linnea Strid's bathing portraits clearly portray an example of a time-honored craft outperforming technology.