Linda Shepard made traditional quilts for years before taking lessons with Susan Carlson in fabric collage. “Using fabric for the palette allows for a playful and liberating way to work with this medium,” Shepard said. “The technique is much like making a mosaic. I let the imagery and design elements build spontaneously, intuitively, without the interference of a predetermined result. In this way, I am often surprised by the direction a piece takes.”
Shepard’s artwork can be viewed daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Saltwater Artists Gallery, 3056 Bristol Road, New Harbor. Twenty-five artists are in the gallery, representing art in oils, acrylics, pastel, watercolor, pottery, sculpture, printmaking, and woodturning.