About Linda

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Representational oil painting has been a passion and subject of intensive study since I first tried oils in college in 2004. I am based out of Austin TX, but due to COVID-19, I am currently teaching drawing and painting online via Zoom. Email me if interested!

Born on Long Island, NY in 1981, I moved to Texas in 2000. As a child, my creative mother encouraged my artistic endeavors and active imagination with a constant supply of watercolors and pencils. After moving to Texas, I studied oil painting at The University of Texas at Austin and obtained a BA in studio art in 2006. In addition to painting, my studies focused heavily on literature and philosophy, which both still greatly inform my subject matter. I used to work in an art supply store, which spurned years of intensive self-study, and in recent years I have started studying with the best artists I can find and learn from. The urge to paint both alla-prima, (wet on wet) and indirectly in traditional glaze layers, is something I simply cannot resist, switching between the two methods satisfies the duality within that my work often explores thematically. When I'm not painting, I work with an artist collaboration building large scale interactive wood construction installation art, which is how I met my husband Matt.


2019 - Atelier Dojo, Austin TX - 3 day Workshop with Felicia Forte

2019 - Atelier Dojo, Austin TX - Figure Painting with Karen Offutt

2018 - Atelier Dojo, Austin TX - Figure drawing with Joe Molloy, Annie Nealson-Sweet, Sam Woodfin and Danny Grant

2016 - Coppini Academy of Fine Art, San Antonio TX - Portrait painting workshop with David Kassan

2016 - Intermediate Figure Painting with Jennifer Balkin

2006 - B.A. Studio Art - University of Texas at Austin



Dec – The Art of Peace, Group Show, The Dougherty Art Center, Austin TX


Dec - A Generous Kingdom V, Gillia Gallery, Portland, OR

Nov - Austin Studio Tour (online exhibit), Big Medium

July – Ingrained, Group Show, Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX


Dec - Artus Co Holiday Pop Up, The Arboretum, Austin TX

Nov - East Austin Studio Tour, Moon Gallery and Studio, Austin TX

Aug - Woodaversary Group Show, Leona Gallery, Austin TX

July - Go Figure Group Show, Link & Pin Gallery, Austin TX

May - West Austin Studio Tour at Neill-Cochran House Museum, Austin TX

Feb - The People's Gallery at Austin City Hall, Austin TX


Dec - Cherrywood Art Fair, Juried Show, Austin, TX

Nov - East Austin Studio Tour at MakeATX

May - WEST Austin Studio Tour at The Neill-Cochran House Museum

May - Pecan Street Festival, Austin TX

April - ATX to Little Rock, Group Show, M2 Gallery, Little Rock AK

April - Art City Austin, The Palmer Events Center, Austin TX


December - Cherrywood Art Fair - Austin, TX

November - East Austin Studio Tour - Pump Project, Austin TX

October - Build Hope Not Walls - Big Medium, Austin TX

September - Georgetown Art Hop, Statewide Competition, Georgetown TX

September - Art Outside - Apache Pass, Thornsdale TX

April - Art City Austin - Palmer Events Center, Austin TX

March - "The Female Form" Neofauve Gallery, Austin TX


Nov - East Austin Studio Tour, Pump Project, Austin TX

May - Raising Artists via Generous Art during West Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX

April - Sunset Valley ArtFest, Sunset Valley TX

April -  Midtown Art in the Park, Houston TX


Nov - East Austin Studio Tour, Pump Project

Oct - Georgetown Art Hop, TX Statewide Juried Show

June - The Austonian, Austin TX

July - Austin Visual Artists Association, Austin Art Space

Feb - Gallery 702 (Goodnight Gallery) Austin, TX


May - Mindzai Monthly Showcase


April - Austin Pets Alive Benefit at Bay 6 Studios


Nov - East Austin Studio Tour, Home Studio

July - Phoenix Trades Depot, Austin TX

May - Springboard at Pigoata Studios, Austin TX

May - Teenage Wasteland at Co-lab, Austin TX


Jan-Sept - Through the Looking Glass Gallery, Georgetown TX


Nov - East Austin Studio Tour at Bay 6

Aug - East Austin Art Gallery, Austin TX

Feb - Up to Something, Bay 6 Studios, Austin TX

Jan - Snarko!+Wandt Two Woman Show, Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin TX


Dec - Austin Figurative Gallery, USAA (Now Spiderhouse Ballroom) Austin, TX

Dec - 12x12 Holiday Box Show at Miranda Pleasant Gallery, Austin TX

Nov - East Austin Studio Tour, Pigoata Studios

 May - Arthouse 5x7 Annual Benefit Show, Austin TX


Abstract Figure Show, Austin Figurative Gallery

Self Portrait Show, Austin Figurative Gallery


Nov - East Austin Studio Tour, Pine Street Station


Senior Studio Exhibit Juried Show, University of Texas at Austin, Creative Research Lab

Attachments, The New Gallery at The University of Texas at Austin (Two Woman Show)


Publications and Media


Awards & Grants

2020 - Portrait Society of America, Tuition Grant for 2020 Conference

2019 - Capacity Building Grant, City of Austin Economic Development Division

2017 - Art City Austin Juried Art Fair - Juror's Choice Award