Linda is a contemporary representational artist specializing in Oil and Pastel Plein air and studio fine art. She is a Signature member of Pastel Society of the West Coast. Linda currently is teaching workshops “Learning the Art of Pastels” where she shares her pastel knowledge, fun techniques, underpainting skills with various mediums and her passion for painting. She also enjoys doing demonstrations for local art clubs.
“Painting to me is a lifelong journey, one of learning, sharing and storytelling. There is a journey and a story in every painting I do and it is my hope when you purchase a painting the story continues on. After all, art is a passion that needs to be shared”.
Colorfully yours, Linda
Art studies –Cabrillo College- Santa Cruz Ca and Sierra College- Grass Valley Ca. Studies with National acclaimed Plein Air Oil and Pastel Artists:
Jim Wilcox, Kathleen Dunphy, Dale Laitinen, Kim Lordier, Ned Mueller, Ray Roberts, Richard McKinley and Jean Legassick.
Learning the Art of Pastels
Using Oils in Plein Air
Studio Watercolor Pouring
Signature Member Pastel Society of the West Coast, Nevada County Plein Air Painters, Reno Tahoe Plein Air Painters.
Awards and Exhibits
2020 Juried into The Spirit of Pastels Open/International Virtual show. Sponsored by Pastel Artists of Oregon
2019 Juried into the Pastels USA Open National/International Exhibit sponsored by Pastel Society of the West Coast
2018 1st Place award in Pastel category 6th annual Mendocino Open Paint Out: http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/award-winners-2018.html
2018 Juried into Pastel USA Open National/International Exhibit sponsored by Pastel Society of the West Coast
2018 Juried into the Worldwide open UART online show
2018 2nd Place Pastel Society of the West Coast Membership Show
2017 2nd Place award in Pastels 5th annual Mendocino Open Paint Out: https://www.outdoorpainter.com/results-from-mendocino
2017 Juried into Pastel Society of the West Coast Pastel USA Open National/International Exhibit
2017 Juried into ASIF Studio Small Works Exhibit
2016 Solo exhibit: Lucchesi Winery Grass Valley Ca.
2016 Holbrooke Hotel exhibit
2015 Group showing: Center for the Arts NCPAP
2014 Juried into Markleeville Plein Air Event
2014 Best of Show in pastel category: Exploration of Light Fine Art Center Ca.
2014 NCPAP-Foothill Flowers group exhibit
2013 NCPAP-Foothill Flowers group exhibit
2013 Solo Exhibit: Szabo Winery Nevada City, Ca.
2013 Juried into Markleeville Plein Air Event
2012 Solo exhibit: Indian Springs Winery Nevada City, Ca.
2012 Juried into Markleeville Plein Air Event