She is currently working on a series of Pen & Ink and Gouache sketches from a forty day trip to Italy, France and Scotland.
Linda studied Art and Design at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. She's a Certified Pearl Specialist with CPAA and a Certified Gemologist, SCC.
An award-winning artist, her work has appeared in movies and television, including the hit movie “La La Land”. She has exhibited nationally and names the National Swimming Pool Foundation among her collectors.
Linda is an avid traveler, and it's in her journeys that she gathers inspiration and materials for her work.
There are two things that stand out from my childhood.
One is an enchanting triple strand of round, creamy pearls that called to me from my mother's jewelry box. I was magically drawn in by their elegance, beauty and femininity.
The other is my grandparents’ lake home on the outskirts of town. In that happy place I recognized early on a deep connection to water.
These two elements, pearls and water, are the common threads that weave through my work, sometimes appearing independently, and often intertwined.
The pearls can appear quite literally, regally adorning a Mermaid or Merman in one of my mystical paintings, or in simple, elegant jewelry designs to bring pleasure and delight to the wearer.
Other times the pearls appear metaphorically as drops of water, in anything from the tranquility of a bathtub, to the bubbles of a fountain, to the splash of a swimming pool, to the froth of the ocean.