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Lynda Todd

Canada - Ontario

She/Her

Image 1: Atmosphere is a 24" x 48 acrylic painting on a gallery canvas top coated with crystal clear resin. There is a blend of blues, cyan, green, navy and a hint of red giving the effect of the edge of the atmosphere.

Image 2: Blossom. Blossom won the Spirit of the Hills Art Association Fine Art Award, 2021. It was chosen to be published on the front cover of Occupational Therapy Now and on the front of the Canadian National Council of the Blind 2022 calendar.  

Image 3: Artist Lynda Todd is pictured with "Mica". A 36"x 48" acrylic on a gallery canvas on display at the Cavan Art Gallery. 

My mother is an artist. I saw her working with paints all my life. I took an art workshop, being visually impaired and colour-blind. I resisted at first and then I stated to paint. The joy of it took over. I loved it. My artwork did not look like or feel like that of others, it was uniquely mine. I wanted to share this with everyone. I began to explore and experiment with textures, collage impasto, colour choices and resin. I loved the direction it was taking me. Soon I had enough art to exhibit and was offered a show. I embraced the opportunity. When the public attended my art exhibits I was able to explain what each painting encompassed. I could describe the scenes and the colours through word pictures. The people who were blind touched the work and exclaimed when it was smooth and shiny, or bumpy and rough. It was enough to get my mind racing. There was a place and way to communicate the art. It is through the tactility of the work that would really reach others. The community I am a part of, and resonate with, is the blind community. The language my paintings speak is “braille of the image” and the text on the paintings with explanations is traditional braille. My work is designed to excite and inspire everyone. My career has blossomed. With the public embracing my art the number of exhibitions increased and I now exhibit regularly. I won the Spirit of the Hills Fine Art Award.

Areas of Interest:

  • Visual Arts
  • Community Arts
  • Craft
  • Digital Arts and Media
  • Graphic and Web Design
  • Video Production

Roles:

  • Practicing artist or maker

Expertise:

  • Communications
  • Facilitation
  • Active Listening
  • Personal Support

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • Blind or Low Vision
  • Survivor