Welcome to the world of Loulin Bleu
"There is not a single true work of art that has not in the end added to the inner freedom of each person who has known and loved it."
Unique wall-art designed and crafted by artist Linda Todd. Textile, paint and mixed media pieces are produced using various innovative techniques.
Specialising in large textile wall-hangings
Commissioned wall-hanging on display at The Craft House, Hartley Hall, Greenisland, public opening from 29th September...
4 of my paintings, "The old, the new and the ancient", "The Long Route", "Sharing grace" and "Hummingbird in orange" are exhibited and for sale as part of the Higgin Gallery, Malone House January 2013
I have produced work for both private and corporate clients and have particularly become known in the interior furnishing area of new property show-houses. My work has been used to compliment interior design sets and I am known to be innovative and showing artistic empathy for themes, colour and design.
"Linda is a really talented and unique artist, I have commissioned a number of her
wall hangings over the past few years for
show houses, private clients and "The Wonderful World of Colour" at the Ideal
Home Show in
Belfast. Linda has a fantastic way of
combining colour and texture to create something truly magical and her work
always provides a
stunning focal point in any room or scheme.
I have one of Linda's wall hangings in my own living room and I absolutely love
(Maureen Collins, Interior Designer, Broadcaster and Interiors Journalist)
My art is very much inspired by nature and the female form. Nature and its sublime beauty has inspired much of my work for many years. Trees, leaves, flowers, sunsets, moonshine etc can conjure up many images and ideas and I feel the textile work in particular is an area where this is evident. The senses are very important to me and I like to use texture and colour in abundance, hopefully stirring a sensory reaction in some form. The textile work gives an opportunity to add more sensory dimensions and I will often add twists such as tree bark, dried leaves and scent to help evoke realism in touch, smell etc.. This sort of sensory effect is particularly appealing to children and the wall-hangings that I have produced for children have been received with great delight and wonderment!
"Marcus loved looking at the fish and scrunching the seaweed with his hands... "
(Heather, mother to Marcus age 3)
"The pretty flowers smell nice..." (Gemma age 4)
"I love the way the fairy wall-hanging has a wintry icy feel to it, it gives a mystical effect ..."
(Lucy, my daughter, age 12 )
Jack prefers looking at the stars on the wall-hanging to his Winnie the Pooh poster!"
(Colleen, mother to Jack age 1)
My work is both sophisticated and child-like and that is the aim because there is a little of both in us all. If you are interested in my work either to commission or purchase available pieces then please e-mail with your details and I will contact you.
contact Linda Todd
My painting "Embryonic Rainforest is exhibited as part of the Emer Gallery Summer 2011 exhibition