I have always been fascinated with the human figure and the use of shapes and symbols to convey an ornamental mood. There is a sensuality present that is quiet and still. Some of my canvases are celebrations, processions, or the “Carnevale in Venice.” For me these gatherings are depictions of the ever-changing picture show of life.

All of us wear our various costumes. They change and shift as we change and shift our different expressions, careers, and relationships. Yet there is an essence that remains constant in us that transcends the picture show. It is this essence I experience and express in my paintings; an essence of timelessness, a celebration of spirit.

– Lin Martinique-Whittaker