Born and raised in Southern California, Linda’s early artistic influences started with her parents and her grandmother who were amateur artist. Painting since her early teens, Linda painted the Coastal scenes of California and embraced the outdoors from earliest childhood. In her late 20s, she met her husband Joe, and they settled in Santa Fe, NM. In 1985 the Plein air movement was growing and she was introduced to Plein air painting in New Mexico. Diligently seeking instructors and spending time on site, proved to be an invaluable teacher. Now 30 years later, painting the Southwest is still her passion with the majestic Canyons and Deserts across the west to the tranquility and intimate quietness of the forest. Being able to share this with collectors and viewers is truly a blessing and a privilege.
Linda continues to share her enthusiasm by teaching Workshops across the country. Honored with numerous awards and recognitions, Linda’s paintings have been featured in Museums and exhibitions including Cowgirl Up!, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona, Prevailing Winds, the Booth Museum of Western Art, Cartersville Georgia, the Celebration of Art at the Grand Canyon in Arizona and In the Foot Steps of Thomas Moran Plein Air Invitational Zion National Park, Utah and will participate in The Timeless Legacy, Women Artist of Glacier National Park at the Hockaday Museum in Montana. Her work is featured in the publication of Art of the National Parks, Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations, a showcase of America’s finest artists who paint from within the country’s National Parks and also Art of the West, Southwest Art and Plein Air magazines.
Linda is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, Master Signature Member of American Women Artists. She is represented by Lee Youngman Galleries in Calistoga, California; The Illume Gallery of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder Colorado. firstname.lastname@example.org