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Living in the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon and being an avid rafter and kayaker,
Linda’s love of nature inspired her to take art lessons and join the Artists’ Workshop in 1994. She took drawing and watercolor lessons, joined the Oregon Watercolor Society, began getting into both transparent and aqua media shows and received awards. She was soon giving critiques and judging local art shows.

Texture attracted Linda to pastels. She took pastel lessons from Harley Brown and Richard McKinley ultimately being accept in Richard’s local Wednesday Group in Medford, OR. Watercolor underpainting is Richard’s expertise and Linda jumped at the opportunity to marry her two favorite mediums. You may not always be able to see the watercolor under her pastel paintings but it is always there.

Linda and her husband became snowbirds traveling to Arizona during the winter months. In 2019 they settled down in Gold Canyon, AZ. Linda joined the Arizona Pastel Artists’ Association and is a Signature member.

She is also a member of Pastel Artists of Oregon, Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, the Arizona Plein Air Painters and the Gold Canyon Plein Air Painters.

“The Beauty of Landscapes” Southwest Art Magazine, August/2015
Collectors Edition, Best of American Landscapes, 2011
Cover, Southwest Airlines Magazine, 2006