Lindas Art

About Linda

I picked up a brush in 1992 and I can't seem to put it down. I am a self-taught artist that loves to study as much as I love to paint. Being self-taught and using the methods of my own choosing has enabled me to accomplish technique in which I can freely express my own creativity. I would consider myself a tonalist, I enjoy depicting the unique degrees of value. Most of all I love to capture the light that shines upon the subject and the shadows that bring forth the light. I have won awards and have paintings throughout the country and abroad. 
I have come to the conclusion that what I paint God has created, I just copy His works. He is my teacher.




Self-taught, Linda has used books, museum visits and the originals of the masters as inspiration and as teachers. Books by David Lefel and Gregg Kreutz have added to her education. Linda studies and deeply observes every item she paints to ensure full understanding of the structure and complexities of her subjects.



2009: White River Museum Juried Show 1st place

2009: Puyallup Fair Juried Show 4th place

2009: Associated Arts of Ocean Shores 40th National Juried Show: President’s Award, Best of Show

2007: Puyallup Fair Juried Show 4th place

1999: Art in the Park, Martinez, Ca 1st place

1998: Tri Valley Art Exhibit, 2nd place

1998: Martinez Arts, Best of Show

1996: Art in the Park, Martinez, Ca 1st place

Professional Affiliations:

Valley Arts United (current member)

Seattle Co-Arts (former)

Martinez Arts Association (former)


Professional Experience:

2009-current: Artist -Proctor Art Gallery (Tacoma, WA)

2009-current: Artist -Ebb Tide Gallery (Gig Harbor, WA)

2007-2009 Co-Owner Gallery 96 (Tacoma, WA)



2009: White River Museum Juried Show

2009: Associated Arts of Ocean Shores 40th National Juried Show: President’s Award (oil painting)

2005-2009 Fine Art Show- Western Washington Fair (Puyallup, WA)

2006: Peninsula Art League Juried Art Exhibition (Gig Harbor, WA)

2005: Expressions in Art -Mercer Island Juried Show Arts Council (Mercer Island, WA)

1999: Solo Exhibit Leisure Center

1998:Tri-Valley Art Exhibit (Danville, CA)


Juried Art Events:

2005-2009: Valley Arts United- East Pierce County Open Studio Tour (Puyallup, WA )

2008: Western & Wildlife Art (Puyallup, WA)

2008: Valley Arts United (Puyallup, WA)

2007: Pt. Defiance Flower and Garden Show (Tacoma, WA)

2006-2007: Ocean Shores Fine Art & Craft Show (Ocean Shores, WA)

2005-2006: Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival (Gig Harbor, WA)

1994-2001: Art in the Park (Martinez, CA)

1996-1998: Pacific Fine Arts Festival (Martinez, CA)

1999: Lafayette Art & Wine Festival (Lafayette, CA)

1995: ArtsBenecia (Benecia, CA)



Martinez Museum permanent collection

Collectors throughout the country and abroad



2009 Auburn Reporter: "Exhibit to flaunt best in area artists"

2007 Tacoma Weekly: “Gallery 96: small on space, large on art”

2002 IAHF News: “A Taste of Art and Wine”

2000 Martinez News-Gazette: “Local woman among art fest exhibitors”

1999 Martinez News-Gazette: “Downtown to Host Midsummer Faire”

1999 Martinez Record: “ Street Faire offers fine arts/crafts”

1999 Martinez News-Gazette: “In Gallery Spotlight”

1999 Martinez News-Gazette: Donates ‘Yesterday’s Memories’ to the Martinez Museum