Paintings by Linda Mirabile
January 3 – March 30, 2018
Monday – Friday, 8:00–4:30
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 11 • 4–7 PM
Montpelier Artwalk Reception: February 2 • 4–7 PM
Pavilion Office Building, 109 State Street, Montpelier
photo ID required for admission
Exhibiting over 21 paintings created during the last two years, Mirabile’s meticulously observed and exquisitely rendered images of birds are painted on birch panel or watercolor paper with acrylics. The artist has long had an infatuation with ornithology, and has studied extensively over her lifetime the behavioral habitat as well as the anatomy of birds.
“Linda is an artist we have known and loved for a very long time, and the Governor’s Gallery is excited to be among the first major venues to promote her incredible work. Viewers are in for a real treat,” states David Schutz Vermont State Curator.
As Mirabile herself says, “Sharing 60 acres with a family of crows, two ravens and any number of other avian neighbors has given me a new perspective in the way I approach painting birds. With this first-hand experience, I now paint birds differently than I did many years ago. Birds do all of the same things we do. My aim is to impart an attitude, capture a feeling, or create a story about what is going on in that bird’s mind, life or in any given moment. I feel like I know them and they know me.”
Linda Mirabile lives in Berlin, Vermont and is co-owner of the graphics/communications firm RavenMark, Inc. She moved to Vermont from New York in 1976. Her work has appeared in various regional exhibits and is represented at Artisan’s Gallery in Waitsfield, Vermont as well as in many private collections nationally. She studied oil painting with the late Caroll Jones of Stowe in 1979-80.