Linda won her first blue ribbon in kindergarten. At the age of nine she was introduced to oils which immediately became her favorite medium. Furthermore, childhood vacations West nurtured a love and connection for the land and for nature which became favorite subjects for her paintings. The artist has exhibited at Small Works Great Wonders held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, where she received the Buyers’ Choice Award, The Collectors’ Reserve at the Gilcrease Museum, Western Visions at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and The Russell at the C.M. Russell Museum. Additionally, the Oklahoma Senate commissioned Linda to paint a 5’x 7’ work for the Capitol. A fascination with light drives the artist to utilize low horizons on many of her paintings so she can fill them with big skies of clouds, sunrises, and sunsets. The artist confesses that almost every evening she is out studying the sky, the radiant light, and the color illuminating it. She uses photographs, sketches, and small plein air studies to paint from, but it is the drama and inspiration etched in her soul that brings her paintings to life. Linda works in her home/studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is represented by the Howell Gallery in Oklahoma City, and the Astoria Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming.