Linda's early college education focused on the fine arts, but practicality took her another direction. After 12 years working as a technical illustrator and graphic designer, a bizarre twist of fate found her in the wireless telecom industry. Eventually, her college art major evolved into a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and as recently as early 2017, she was managing a large-scale project for a major wireless carrier.
However, a nagging inner voice held fast as a constant reminder that her ability to draw and paint was central to her very existence – no matter how long denied. Now, the artist in Linda is again listening to that voice and joining with other artists in the search for new and creative adventures.
“I have recently embarked on a new journey toward artistic goals I set for myself years before. Life itself stood in my way for a time, but I now find myself perfectly set on the path assigned to me long ago. Where it will take me, I can’t say - but I am nonetheless willing to stay the course.”
A majestic thunderhead with a funnel of pouring rain is often seen traveling across the sky during the monsoon seasons of the Southwest. The Native Americans call this "walking rain". This spectacular vision always fills me with awe and inspiration. So then, it is with praise and gratitude that I have named my studio in its honor.
I use many different mediums but primarily use oils and acrylics. I avoid restricting myself to any one process in order to provide the opportunity to continually expand my artistic experiences. I pay special attention to the "blue highways" and spectacular skies of the Southwest. However, I am also interested in portraiture. Recently I have focused (yes, I'm using a pun) on the "windows to the soul", eyes.
I welcome commissions of any subject.
Raised primarily in the Southwest, I was fascinated with all things western, and hold a nostalgic admiration for the imagery that keeps it alive. Much of my work reflects images that are uniquely American, from cowboys of the old west, to vintage motels, gas stations, & neon signs remaining along Route 66 and other dusty roads.
Sonoran Arts League, Cave Creek, AZ
Arizona Art Alliance
Portrait Artists of Arizona
Mountain Artists Guild, Prescott, AZ
Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour - 2019
The Gallery at el Pedregal, Scottsdale, AZ
Stagecoach Village, Cave Creek, AZ
Holland Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ