Lynda Burch has been a valuable member of Amapola Gallery since 2005. Her mixed media wall pieces encompass collage, acrylic, watercolor and a healthy dose of imagination. Her stamp and map collages are especially distinctive and unusual. Prints of both her pictograph series of collages and of her stamp/map collages have been carried by the Palace of the Governors gift shop in Santa Fe, a real artistic coup.
Lynda recently completed her largest stamp collage ever, using a full sheet of watercolor paper as the ground.
This is her entry in the International Balloon Fiesta poster contest for 2016. The image is of three hot air balloons. The largest contains 135 stamps, including ten hot air balloon stamps. (Who knew?) The smallest balloon is composed of sections of maps of both Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Every entry must have concealed in it the image of a roadrunner and Lynda actually found a roadrunner stamp!
When her husband gave her his old stamp collection years ago, asking, “Can you use these in your collages?” he opened the flood gates of Lynda’s creativity.
You may be able to see Lynda’s work as next year’s poster (the jury is still out) but you can enjoy prints of her many stamp/map collages at Amapola now. And don’t miss her dramatic acrylic on canvas abstracts.
We love all things balloon-related, especially at this time of the year. If you’re in town for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, or if you’re a local, come into our co-op gallery and see art and balloons from Lynda Burch and 39 other member artists. We’re open 10am to 5pm daily.
After a lifetime batting words around like shuttlecocks in an endless game of badminton, it is a pleasure to use them to promote Old Town and my fellow artists at Amapola Gallery. –Kristin Parrott, carver, painter and acorn stuffer