moved to Florida in 2000 from Lexington, Kentucky where she was an active
member of the arts community, calligrapher, graphic designer, and owner of
LK Artworks, an advertising, marketing and graphic design business.
She grew up in Owensboro, in western Kentucky, and graduated from the
University of Kentucky.
She has won several national advertising awards, designed a series of
endangered animal belt buckles, and created commissioned pieces for scores
of clients, some as far away as Japan. She has won many awards and ribbons
for her art, including two prizes in both the Redfish Sculpture Contest and Plein Air in Punta Gorda. She
has completed over 150 in her series of
works: "Don't Drink Like a Fish ®" for which she holds a US Trademark. The
fish are residing all over the country.
Another series features tropical pathways. She has also created a series
with a hidden gecko in each painting. Her latest paintings are
whimsical acrylics, with
intricate pattern upon pattern and use iridescent paints with mica embedded.
Her “Flip Flops After Andy Warhol” was chosen to be
the promotion and poster art for the 41st annual Highlands Art League Fine
Arts Festival. "Clock in the Park" is the poster and promotion piece for
this year's 46th Annual Highlands Art League's Fine Arts Festival.
Gicleé prints also available for many of her works.
She also does graphics, including web-site development, and was the founder
of the Gallery Walks in downtown Sebring.
Linda's work is available at the Yellow House Gallery,
Le Attique, and the Sunset Grille in Sebring, Florida, and Wild Child Gallery
in Matlacha, Florida.
"Working in acrylics has released me from
the confines of my past art creations--the constraints of computer graphics,
calligraphy and the rigidity of pen and ink renderings. I love to use paints
with added mica, and metallics. I have a 20-year background in computer
graphics, and I still design many of my wallpapers and designs on the
computer. I do enjoy creating wacky perspectives and riots of color in my
I find inspiration in everything. Paisley on a golf bag, someone's shirt
pattern, a wallpaper design or flowers outside my window might inspire me.
The “Don't Drink Like a Fish ®”series for which I hold a U.S. Trademark,
continues to evolve with new situations, fish, patterns and themes. I've
created over 100 paintings so far, and the “fish” are now living all over the United States.
I love the free feeling of creating art, and will always lean toward the
whimsical, funky style and subject matter that make people feel happy and
smile. If I can transport the viewer to a happy world for a few minutes,
then I have achieved my goals. I like to think of my paintings as a run
through the water sprinkler on a hot summer's day. I believe that the desire
to surround oneself with happy art is universal. "
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FUNKY FURNITURE, "PIGCASSO"
I paint a version of this every year. It's from the Edison Estate in Ft. Myers, Florida
13¼”x16¼” (framed size), acrylic