Linda was born in Oklahoma, but moved as an infant with her parents to Washington, DC. There she developed her love of art, surrounded by the rich collections of the National Gallery, the Corcoran and the Phillips Museum.
Linda earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master of Fine Arts from George Washington University. She also studied at the University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria. Linda is a full time artist, painting both en plein air and in her studio in Alexandria, Virginia. Although her primary medium is oil, she continues to explore other painting media including watercolor and encaustics. She shows extensively in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and is represented in many private collections.
Her awards include Best in Show at The Art League Gallery, Mayor’s Choice Award at the Target Gallery, and First Place in EXPRESSIONISM – HUMAN FIGURE in American Art Awards.
Our golden years aren’t always so golden. Every experience of a long life is etched into our face. But, if not for us, the elders, the new generation wouldn’t be here. They make us ancestors. They give us new life. They let us feel all their emotions anew. I paint portraits of emotion. For the past several years I have been exploring the range of human emotions expressed in the faces of newborns and sometimes in the faces of the elderly. I don’t try to capture a photographic image. Working loosely in oil, I get up close and concentrate on the face. I hope these faces can move you and stir your own emotions.