Living in the Spanish moss draped Carolina Lowcountry affords her many opportunities to get reference photos. She works mostly in pastels, gouache, scratchboard but also works in graphite and other mediums. Her subject matter is also varied, but including “Western” themes. Her favorite subjects are horses, dogs and other animals. Many of her paintings give us a glimpse into the everyday world of the wildlife and animals that share their world with us.
Linda has been juried into shows nationwide and in England. She has been fortunate to have won a variety of top awards including many Best of Shows, People’s Choice Awards, Best Animal and Purchase Awards. Her award-winning paintings are collected by both private and corporate entities across the country. She does many commissioned works.
She is an Signature member of Women Artists of the West, a member of the Appalachian Pastel Society and a member of the South Carolina Pastel Society.
As an artist she is often asked why she mainly paints animals.
” It’s really a tough question. There is a special connection to them that God must have given me and it comes alive in my work. Each animal I see is a story and some have to be recorded and so I paint. Ever seen a pinto deer? Ever watched a calf chasing turkeys or viewed an otter playing with a heron? They all have a story.”