Linda Vogler was born in Atherton, in North Queensland. Much of this small rural town’s leisure time was dedicated to the performing and visual arts, giving her an early introduction to an interest that has continued throughout her life. Having taught art in secondary schools in Queensland for a number of years, she travelled to Europe and the UK, during which time her main work was at Medici Galleries in London.
Linda returned to Australia in 1975 and completed a Diploma of Fine Art at Queensland College of Art, majoring in visual communication. She later established her own graphic design business and operated it successfully for the next 18 years. Linda has now returned to her real passion, painting. Although she had exhibited and sold works through a community gallery in Brisbane, it was not until 2013 that she had her first solo show of 24 paintings in London.
A smile – a flirtation, an uncertainty, an ambiguity, a satisfaction, a purpose …. or just a simple pleasure. We seek these pleasures to delight and enhance our lifestyles.
A contemporary approach is to indulge in a bombardment of sensual gratitification, however, shrouding ourselves from these fashionable indulgences to concentrate on our own, can yield much more satisfaction. Often these poignant moments, however fleeting, remain attached to give meaning, pleasure and genuine fulfilment to our lives…..we smile.
And yet, it is the eyes that undeniably reveal the honesty of our happiness and contentment. The subtleties of eyes provide a window to sincerity.
Happiness is in this face, depicting the joy and intimacy of an actual or even anticipated moment. Instead of ‘laughing out loud’, her elusive smile tucked within the confines of her open red hood, offers the viewer a sense of her inner happiness and the chance to become a confidante in her satisfaction…..sua cuique voluptas – to each his own pleasures.
2016 “Happy” Group Exhibition, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast QLD
2016 “Trailblazing Women of History” by the Global Women’s Project, Neospace Gallery, Collingwood VIC
2015 Won Highly Commended Painting for the Scattered Arts Prize “Reflections”.
2014 Winner of the Painting Category for the Scattered Arts Prize “My Queensland”.