As a native New Yorker, I loved the lush rolling hills and mountains, the tall vibrant green trees and foliage, the riot of color during the fall, and the winter snow. This background of nature, color, and seasonal weather from the Finger Lakes region in New York inspires and influences my painting today as a landscape artist. Moving to North Central Texas in the early 90’s was a drastic change in environment. Since moving I have come to love painting the flat plains and plateaus of North Central Texas and that of the American Southwest just as I am still drawn to the magnificent landscape of the northeast.
I prefer working in transparent watercolor, but I enjoy the experience of other media and new techniques. Experimenting with art is exciting, whether creating an under painting, spray-texing, spattering or pouring, I enjoy the process as well as the product of creativity. Art is alive, exciting, stimulating, relaxing and frustrating simultaneously. Creating is also a need, regardless of medium or method. It is a way to communicate one’s interpretations of life, a wonderful way to express one’s inner self, and always takes one on a different journey. Whether creating or teaching, it is forever a new experience to be shared and treasured. I feel that to grow as an artist, it’s important to experiment with new styles, techniques, and mediums.
Linda was born and raised in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. She relocated to Southlake, Texas with her husband and family in the early 90’s when she began her career in art.
As a primarily self-taught artist, Linda has attended numerous classes and workshops from local and nationally known artists including Art Locke, Bennie Johnson Wood, Judi Betts, Judi Coffee, Carolyn Riegleman, and Doug Walton. She is a member of The Trinity Arts Guild, Artists of Texas, Daily Painters of Texsas, and the Society of Watercolor Artists. Her works have been exhibited in shows in the Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, the member show of the Society of Watercolor artist, Artists of Texas yearly show at the Dutch Art Gallery, and Art251. Linda also participates in the Guild’s traveling art show at local businesses and libraries in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. She has also shown her works in Angelica, New York and in the Bein Gallery in Roanoke, Texas. Her paintings are in private collections across the United States.
Although she likes to experiment with various media and techniques, transparent water color is Linda’s primary media. Her love of the earth and Mother Nature are reflected in her works, even abstracts turn into trees and countryside. Even though Linda is predominately a landscape artist she enjoys painting different subject matter using a wide variety of materials. Recently she has been experimenting with equine subjects. Linda’s belief that we as people are forever changing and growing is carried through her art with different media and subjects. To stay the same would be… to be left behind.
Linda reserves a portion of her day to share her love of art with children and adults at The Bein Gallery Studio in Southlake. Students experiment with pencil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, paper mache, clay, carving, and just about any form of art we can touch, feel and work with.
Linda’s work can be viewed at Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, The Bein Gallery Southlake Studio, The Dutch Art Gallery Fall show, www.kidsartinsouthlake.com, www.lindabein.blogspot.com, www.dailypaintersoftexas.blogspot.com, www.artistsoftexas.blogspot.com, www.etsy.com, www.fineartamerica.com, www.equineartistsinternational.blogspot.com, www.watercolorartistsinternational.blogspot.com, www.bluecanvas.com.
Society of Watercolor Artists, member since 2002
Trinity Arts Guild, member since2000
Trinity Arts Guild, Vice president 2007-2008
Trinity Arts Guild, President 2008-2009
Artists of Texas since 2009,
Daily Painters of Texas since 2009
PSIA-Private School Interscholastic Association, on site drawing contest-middle school 2008
Colleyville Elementary School PTA Reflections Art Contest 2008, 2007
Grapevine High School PTA Reflections Art Contest 2008, 2009, 2010
Grapevine Elementary School PTA Art Contest 2005
Children’s Cancer Fund, www.childrenscancerfund.net
Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, www.fingerlakestap.org
Dawson Middle School
Creative Learning Center
White Chapel Methodist Church