We had a quick chat with Linn to get to know her and her art better.
1. Can you tell us a little about your background and how you became an artist?
I am originally a graphic designer, that was the education I pursued the longest, but I have always loved drawing and being creative. After freelancing as a designer for a while, I realized that I was better suited to be my own boss. The worst part about being a designer is the "bad" feedback. And I'm generally bad at criticism...hehe.
Instagram became my platform to promote my drawings, and it worked! It's amazing to be able to create exactly what I want and then sell it. But I would never have been able to do this if I didn't have the graphic background. There's so much around self-promoting, selling, and marketing your own products that people don't think about.
2. What inspires you the most when you create art posters?
Oh, it could be so many things! I love Pinterest and Instagram as sources of inspiration. I can scroll through them for hours. I don't look too much at other artists and what they do, but I can look at everything from fashion to animal and nature pictures to get elements from different sources. I love it!
3. How would you describe your style, and what message are you trying to convey through your art?
I have a pretty naturalistic style, while still liking to add elements that make you realize it's a drawing. I often get comments that it looks like a picture, but if you look closer you quickly realize it's not. The message is a bit harder, because I have adopted a more "popular" line with my art. It should be nice to look at, it should evoke good feelings, and maybe details you didn't notice at first. I'm probably more of the "comfortable" artist, rather than one that provokes.
4. Can you tell us about a specific art poster you made and what it means to you?
My art posters become a kind of timeline for me. I've been at it for a few years now, and looking back at which pictures were created when also gives a little insight into what some of the symbols represent. I have a picture named "Anne" that means a lot to me. It's named after my mother who passed away a few years ago. It was made during a period when I felt that I was drowning in my own thoughts and uncertainties, and is still the most important picture for me.
5. What do you think is the most important for people to consider when choosing art posters for their homes?
First of all, I think people need to think less when it comes to this. We come across so many people who have trouble choosing what to put on their wall simply because they overthink it. And then they end up going for years without putting anything up at all. I think it's most important to follow your gut feeling. If you see a picture you like, buy it. That's what's great about art posters, they're in a more affordable price range. Then there are opportunities to experiment a bit.
6. What are your future plans and goals as an artist?
I hope that eventually we can see a larger market share, also abroad. Make some exciting exhibitions and also become more established with the original works I create. We had our first exhibition in the fall of 2022 and it definitely left us wanting more. One thing is for sure - I have only just begun!
7. Lastly, what would you say to people who are considering purchasing one of your art posters for their home?
Do it! Not only will you delight a sensitive artist's heart, but I believe and hope that you will be satisfied. Based on the feedback we receive from customers, there is no reason to believe otherwise! ❤️
Linn's art posters can be found here: https://linnwold.com/collections