Monday, August 4, 2014

"Classic Turner's"

One of the city of Victoria's landmark buildings;
Turner's - and a Linnyland classic!
"Classic Turner's"
oil on canvas
36 x 36

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Another Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Paint-In - Another Moss Street Miracle!!

The 27th Annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In was another 
"Miracle on Moss Street" 
with clouds & CROWDS, FUN & SUN, 
and many a magical moment in Linnyland
Thank-you to Mary-ellen Threadkell and everyone 
at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 
plus the many, many, many volunteers, the new and old friends 
& Linnyland Collectors, the art lovers, the other artists, 
all of the amazing residents of Moss Street 
and the great sponsors & supporters, too!! 

First, "Clouds & CROWDS":

                               - photo credit Darren D. Stone (Times Colonist) 

"The annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In was as popular as ever 
Saturday during its 27th year, with artists lining Moss Street
 for 14 blocks from Fort Street to Dallas Road.
The free community event was a success, as usual, thanks to 
the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and many sponsors and supporters.
Organizers expected a crowd of about 35,000 to mingle 
with the artists and view their work."  Times Colonist, July 20, 2014

Then, "SUN & FUN":

                        -photo credit Jeffrey J. Boron

Rain in the forecast & nary a drop...
the Moss Street Miracle, once again! 

                                                     -photo credit Jeffrey J. Boron       

Linny visits with a new Linnyland Collector! 

One of Moss Street Paint-In's many MAGICAL MOMENTS: 

A young artist named Aneuva (sp?) 
visited each artist with a gift of her own beautiful art. 
"Aneuva's Rainbow", 
paint on paper, 
2 inch x 2 inch

Thank-you, little Aneuva!! 


Friday, July 18, 2014

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's 27th Annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In


WHAT: The 27th ANNUAL TD ART GALLERY PAINT-IN (previously known as the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Moss Street Paint-In)

WHERE: Find LINNY in LINNYLAND just up from the corner of Rockland Avenue and Moss Street; same block as the  ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA & on the same side of the street as the gallery! (Moss Street is closed to vehicular traffic with artists stationed all along both sides of Moss Street from Dallas Road to Fort Street [Victoria BC Canada]) 

WHEN: Saturday, July 19th 2014 11:00 am to 4:30 pm

WHY: This fabulous event is annually named  as the city’s “ART EVENT OF THE YEAR”: Don’t miss it!  (PLUS Gallery Open House 10 am - 5pm, Food and Beverage Garden 11 am - 9pm, Dancing to Kumbia 5-9 pm)

& WOW!!: LINNY "POSTERGIRL" in LINNYLAND painting at last year’s Paint-In (photo courtesy AGGV)

Friday, July 11, 2014

"Morning Meander"

This Linnyland painting was inspired 
by an early morning meander at Riverside Park, 
prior to my interview with Kamloops CFJC TV's Susan Edgell.
"Morning Meander"
oil on canvas
16 x 12

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy USA DAY!!

"Red Railing"
acrylic on canvas
24 x 12

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

GREAT NEWS in LINNYLAND: Linny D. Vine nominated for "Victoria's best and brightest" Visual Artist!!

Linny D. Vine nominated for "Victoria’s best and brightest" 
with Monday’s 12th annual M Awards!!

"This year Monday Magazine 
gathered a team of local arts and entertainment 
enthusiasts, veterans and industry insiders
to determine the nominees for 
Monday Magazine’s 12th annual M Awards.

The annual M Awards recognize Greater Victoria’s best and brightest in the arts and entertainment field."

See the complete nominee list: HERE
And YOU can vote by clicking: HERE
* Please note that in order for your vote to count 
it's necessary for you to vote in a minimum of 20 categories 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

"Winter's Retreat - Lac Le Jeune"

From a recent Kamloops bound,
Linnyland painting adventure; 
a most surreal experience to paint
 in hazy, HOT HEAT
 next to an ICE covered lake,
 with tree swallows, two ospreys, and a marmot
 as an audience.

"Winter's Retreat - Lac Le Jeune" 
oil on wood 
8 x 6

Saturday, May 10, 2014

"Timeless Treasures" SOLD

A Linnyland long and leaner 
"Joy & Light" at Hampton Gallery.
"Timeless Treasures"
oil on canvas
24 x 8

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Susan Edgell interviews Linny D. Vine on CFJC Midday - Kamloops BC Canada

Thank-you for the great interview, Susan Edgell! 
- CFJC TV Kamloops, BC Canada

Susan asked, "What are the VW vans in your paintings about?"

 I answered, "Like Linnyland, they're all about adventure, freedom fun and JOY!"

Then Susan asked, "Do you drive a VW Van?"

I replied, "In Linnyland I do!"

Ready, SET, GO... "Let's all go to Linnyland!"

Monday, May 5, 2014

"Light & Joy" @ Hampton Gallery

 Thank-you to all of the friends, art lovers and
 new Linnyland Collectors 
who joined in the fun and celebration....

...on Saturday at Hampton Gallery,
Kamloops BC Canada!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"Rose Hill Ramble" SOLD

Time for a Linnyland adventure!
"Rose Hill Ramble"
oil on canvas 24 x 24
To a Collector in Kamloops BC Canada

Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Betty Bunny"

Did Linnyland go down the bunny hole - or, did "Betty Bunny"
 pop up the bunny hole into Linnyland"? 
Either way, "Betty Bunny" is here to wish us all
 "Happy Bunny Day!"
"Betty Bunny"
oil on canvas
10 x 10

Saturday, April 19, 2014

"Light & Joy" Hampton Gallery

You're invited!

"Hampton's "Light & Joy showcases the work of 
Gaye Adams and Linny D. Vine throughout May...

Vine's work is pure joy - joy in colour, style, and composition.
Her landscapes and cityscapes are full of energy and movement,
and can be just a little bit quirky, too!

Both of these artists will be in attendance for this show opening May 3rd.
Mark your calendars as you don't want to miss this incredible show
celebrating "Light & Joy"."

Friday, April 18, 2014

"Window into Linnyland" West End Gallery

West End Gallery, Victoria BC Canada 
(the corner of Broad Street & View Street)
has a View Street view of a 
"Window into Linnyland":

                         West End Gallery, Victoria - Linny D. Vine paintings

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Linny D. Vine Painting Breaks All Auction Records!!!

Big News Flash from Linnyland:
"Linny D. Vine painting breaks all auction records."
"Rufus Goes to the Beach"
oil on wood
8 x 10

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Linnyland now at Edmonton West End Gallery!

Linnyland is now available at West End Gallery's 
Edmonton location, too .... wahooo!!
Click HERE to see available Linnyland paintings 
at Victoria and Edmonton West End Gallery Ltd.
"A New Adventure"
oil on canvas
36 x 36

Saturday, February 22, 2014

"Dream Trail"

Take a stroll in Linnyland, where summertime is anytime!
"Dream Trail"
acrylic on canvas
48 x 24

Friday, February 7, 2014

West End Gallery: "Vancouver Island Artists Show"

Feb 8th - 28th 2014
It's showtime at West End Gallery!

"Our favourite Vancouver Island artists 
have created a dynamic group exhibition to inspire and delight, 
just in time for that special Valentine! Landscapes artists Steven Armstrong,
 Ken Faulks, Jim McFarland and Deborah Tilby paint tempting sights
 and flowers abound in the lush paintings of 
Phyllis Anderson and Elka Nowicka. 
For the fun and frivolous, there’s no end to the creativity and whimsy
 used by Nixie Barton and Grant Leier as well as 
Paul Jorgensen and Linny D.Vine. 
This outstanding collection is accompanied by vibrant and joyful fused glass
 sculptures created by Tammy Hudgeon."

West End Gallery
1203 Broad Street Victoria, BC Canada
(at Broad and View, beside the Bay Centre)

Friday, January 31, 2014

"Little Spot in Chinatown"

Sun Nien Fai Lok and Sun Tai Gin Hong!
 Happy Year of the (wild) Horse (& in Linnyland) 
the Wild Unicorn, too!
"Little Spot in Chinatown"
acrylic on canvas
36 x 30

Saturday, January 18, 2014

"Farm Life" SOLD

Another commission from 2013 and, once again, for 
"already Linnyland Collectors". 
It was many whiles ago when Steve and Juliann first talked
 to me about creating a Linnyland painting that would include
their nursery's historic water tower, so I was delighted
 when Steve called last year to commission
 the painting for Juliann's (special) birthday.
Since the 90's the Kimoff Farm tower 
has been proudly "towering"at Juliann and Steve's
 Central Saanich wholesale nursery.
Originally it "towered" in Victoria's Inner Harbour for a 
roofing company (on the site where the Ocean Point Resort
 is now located), then it "towered" for a View Royal sawmill and now 
and forever it's "towering" in Linnyland surrounded by the
 creatures that enjoy the good life at the Kimoff (Farm) Nursery.
"Farm Life"
acrylic on canvas
20 x 10

Commissioned by happy Linnyland Collectors from Central Saanich BC Canada.
a joy to paint!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

"Little Empire" SOLD

A summer of 2013 commission... and couldn't
 we all use a little summer flashback (OR flash forward)
 about [right] now!
This painting was commissioned by Ron, 
 "an already a Linnyland Collector".
It's a Linnyland version of Ron's little gem
 of a home, with it's many treasures,
including Winston (a great little grey pupper), who 
is fondly remembered throughout Fernwood.
"Little Empire" with all of it's warm, summery 
memories was a delight to paint!
"Little Empire"
oil on canvas
16 x 16

Commissioned by a happy Linnyland Collector
 from Fernwood BC Canada

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HAPPY Two - OH - One - Four, "The year of GOOD things GALORE"!

Happy Two - OH - One Four, "The year of GOOD things GALORE"!
 Adam Sawatsky, Victoria's much loved & respected media personality
(Monday Magazine, CTV News and CFAX Broadcasting),
asked me to offer one piece of advise for 
those who would like to resolve to be more creative in 2014. 
So I responded,
“Put your hands in the air, like you don’t care!” 
With your hands in the air, wiggle them and the rest of yourself 
all about, like a carefree child. This movement
 awakens playful, experimental energy and,
 with hands in the air, the posture says; dive in,
 create, explore, see what happens next,
 allow your creation to develop the way that it wants,
 go wherever it takes you. 
Whether painting in my studio
 or out of doors (en plein air) this “technique”
 gives me the freedom to enjoy wherever
 the creative process takes me. 
And, it takes me to Linnyland, and many other wonderful places!"

Happy wiggles from Linnyland!!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

"Christmas Day Miracle Walk & Dark Chocolate"

December 11, 2013 issue, Black Press, Victoria BC. Canada
Earlier in December, when Jennifer Blyth of Black Press
 asked me about my family's favourite holiday tradition,
 I said that two traditions came to mind; 
 "First, our "Christmas Day Miracle Walk”. 
While the festive meal cooks we enjoy a walk
 where we look for Christmas miracles and often discover
 them in nature, like the year that we wandered
 along the waterfront at Saxe Point Park just as
 a pod of resident orcas swam by.

And, the second tradition is dark chocolate!

Hope your holidays are miraculous (and chocolatey), too!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Wishing you...

Wishing you peace, love light & joy
for the holidays and throughout the new year.

"Snowy Delight, 36 x 18, Linny D. Vine
merry, merry & happy 2014!
                      ~ Linny

Saturday, December 21, 2013

"Early Morning Light"

Happy, Happy Winter Solstice! 
Welcome the return of Light!
As the light returns we may release
 what we no longer want or need in our life into the darkness. 
And with the light we welcome what we wish
to experience and enjoy in our life.
~ Linnyism magic
"Early Morning Light"
oil on canvas
48 x 24

"Salish Sea Light" FOCUS Magazine

From the December issue of FOCUS Magazine, Victoria BC Canada.
Let's all go to Linnyland!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wild Times in Linnyland at the "West End Gallery Winter Collection & Linny D. Vine Preview"

Wild times in Linnyland at the West End Gallery 
"Winter Collection & Linny D. Vine Preview"!
Thank-you to all of the Galleries, Linnyland Collectors,
friends, artists and art lovers at 
Victoria's 16th Annual Gallery Walk!

Monday, November 25, 2013

West End Gallery 2013 Winter Collection & Linny D. Vine

"The Winter Collection Group Show is an unique opportunity to come into the gallery and obtain specially produced paintings by our beloved artists for this festive exhibition. Delight yourself or that someone special with the gift of art. Participating artists this year include: Steven Armstrong, Claudette Castonguay, Rod Charlesworth, Ariane Dubois, Ken Faulks, Greta Guzek, Laura Harris, Patricia Johnston, Paul Jorgensen, Raynald Leclerc, Grant Leier, Annabelle Marquis, Michael Rozenvain, Claude A. Simard and Peter Wyse. We are also pleased to have local artist Linny D. Vine participate. Known for her bright energy Linny’s paintings are full of joie de vivre. “Like no other, Linny D. Vine combines imagination and expressive brushwork to create a magical world of contemporary nostalgia, a world that celebrates the wonderful character and joyous imperfectness of life. Welcome to Linnyland.” "

Preview the Winter Collection Group Show at the 16th Annual Gallery Walk Thursday November 28 from 3pm to 8pm.

Inquiries may be directed to our Victoria location 250.388.0009 or 877.388.0009

Saturday, November 16, 2013

"Hampton Gallery 20th Annual Christmas Show and Sale"

"Racing Stripes", Linny D. Vine

Hampton Gallery
20th Annual Christmas Show & Sale

"You and your friends are invited to our 20th Annual Christmas Show and Sale
with new paintings by the gallery's artists including Peter Stuhlmann, 
Jeffrey J. Boron, Yvonne Reddick, Phyl Buytendorp, 
Robert Genn, Linny D. Vine, Cameron Bird, and more."

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 16th from 10 am - 5 pm

167 Fourth Avenue 
Kamloops BC Canada

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"Back by Popular Demand!" Linnyland "zero calorie" chocolates...

Yes, "Back by Popular Demand!", Linnyland Collector Art Tin 
full of Rogers's Chocolate!! 
(Roger's Chocolate ships worldwide, too.)
And yes again, in Linnyland, chocolate is still calorie free!!
"Afternoon Adventure", ©Linny D. Vine 2012 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Linnyland in Ashland Oregon USA!

"Lake Life", 5  x 7, Linny D. Vine,
available through the Thomas Lee Gallery SOLD

Tonight is the November 
"First Friday Gallery Walk" in Ashland Oregon.
From 5 - 8 pm stop in at the Thomas Lee Gallery 
for a visit in Linnyland, in Ashland!

"Lake Life"
oil on wood
5 x 7
To a Collector from Ashland Oregon USA
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