Artist Lindy Buchanan is the Council on Aging Artist on Display for the summer months. Several of her works are on display throughout the Council on Aging Santa Rosa office.
Much of Lindy’s inspiration comes from her weekly painting sessions with four other artists on Friday mornings when they gather to paint. She has been painting most of her life and especially enjoys the opportunity to paint her grandchildren. “It is a wonderful way to be with my grandchildren,” she says. The urge to create is in all of us and links us together in such satisfying and surprising ways. “When I paint children on our Habitat for Humanity trips I connect not only to the children, but to the families and the whole village,” explains Lindy. “It gives us a language that does not need words.”
Lindy enjoys painting with a variety of mediums including watercolor, acrylics, oils, mixed media and collage. She expresses her creative side in her watercolor travel journals, big bright acrylic canvases, and her plein air paintings in her California garden or the Idaho Rockies. “Just give me color, brushes and a surface to paint on and I am happy!”