Wearer of many hats, Linda is following her dream of being an artist, author, podcaster, instructor, and mentor.
Linda is an award-winning contemporary master artist preferring to paint in a impressionist style. She has studied with Master Artists Kevin Macpherson, George Gallo, Carolyn Anderson, and through her interviews developed relationships with many master artists of today. Linda and Kevin launched Artist Mentors Online (AMO), where they provided lessons via the internet. AMO was one of the first art teaching websites whose focus was on mentoring artists who qualified using lessons developed by both Kevin and Linda. During this period, Linda launched AMO Art Chat, a podcast in which she interviewed master artists of today. That podcast is known as All Things Creative now and has expanded to interview artist and authors, exploring the creative process and our journeys.
Linda is also an award-winning author. She has written fiction and non-fiction books. Her “How to Paint From Brush to Palette Knives“ provides a step-by-step instruction for painting with brushes and palette knives. She has authored books on time management and another art instruction book focusing on “Creating Form with Light and Color.” However, Linda’s first love is writing fiction novels. Her Blind Series focuses on three characters, a female lawyer, an MI-6 agent, and a senator, who team up to become the change they want to see. The series asks the question: What if something drastic happen in the 1980’s that caused a different course in history? Would the event, depending on who leads and the choices they make, change the divisiveness we see today in the world? Linda has published four books (available in ebook and paperbacks) in this series; Blind Influence, Blind Persuasion, Blind Alliance, and Cloaked. Blind Influence is also available in audiobook format.
Linda is also an instructor and mentor. She taught classes at the Middletown Arts Center in Ohio, hosts workshops of other master artists, and provides online courses and mentoring via her Patreon site. She also provides insight to others’ journeys and creative processes with her podcast show, All Things Creative, which is available on iTunes, Apple, Spotify, Buzzsprout, and Stitcher to name only a few. You can also access All Things Creative through this website. She recently was accepted to present an academic paper at California Lutheran University sponsored conference, The Representational Art Conference. The paper, entitled “Imagination and Creativity–A Cognizant Balance?”, was enthusiastically received generating a lively discussion which she hopes continues to this day.
When Linda isn’t writing, podcasting, or painting, she is riding her Trek bicycle in Asheville, NC, playing with her two rescued (dumpster) kitties (yes–someone threw them inside a dumpster), cooking, or having fun with friends and family.