Linda Patalive

Linda is pleased to once again be in Gallery 23.  She was among the founding members of Gallery 23 but moved to south Carolina in 2006 where she exhibits at galleries in Beaufort ad Bluffton.  Linda began batiking on cotton, but moved to silk because of the rich colors which are possible with silk.  She achieves vibrant colors by using French dyes that she steams for five hours to set the dyes.  She starts with white silk and uses many dyeing techniques including batik, shibori, silk screening, silk painting, stamping and discharging.  Combinations of these methods produce a layered look and one-of-a-kind pieces.  In addition to scarves, Linda dyes small silk purses, glasses cases and pocket-size tissue holders.  Linda has studied with nationally known fiber artists.  She is a member of the Surface Design Association, Silk Painters International, and Fiber Artists of Beaufort and attends the biennial Silk Painters International Conference in Santa Fe/Gatlinburg.