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"My purpose is to
demonstrate just how splendid life really is - or can be, and to
contribute to a new Renaissance here on Earth where all individuals
may flourish and prosper. What better time for a new Renaissance
than at the beginning of a new millennium!"
~ Linda Mears
Born in Southern California, Linda was raised in a semi-rural setting,
with farms, ranches, beaches and mountains nearby. Summers were
spent traveling and experiencing the sights and activities of the
United States. At a very early age these experiences sparked her
interest in representing artistically what she saw.
Linda's family roots and her travels in Europe have influenced her
work. In keeping with her Dutch heritage, Linda has spent a lifetime
engaged in creative activities such as sewing, doll making, woodwork,
painting, clay sculpture, jewelry design, guitar, piano and even
In 1987, Jay Johnson of Jay Johnson’s Gallery on Madison Avenue
on New York’s Upper East Side discovered Linda. She immediately
became one of Jay’s top sellers. And her work continues to appear
in galleries, museums, publications, products, exhibitions and private
appeal of Linda's work lies in her great attention to detail, brilliant
colors, and strength of composition. Her delight in life and in
art become revealed with her brush, paints and canvas in her country
landscapes, still-life florals, roosters, cats, and other popular
subjects. Each painting creates an aura of wonder that invites the
viewer to participate in the fascination of the moment.
Linda, art is the "quality of communication," where message and
emotion pass between the artist and those viewing her work. It is
an active interchange.
currently lives in Southern California with her husband Charles,
a computer software consultant and writer of science-fiction/fantasy,
twenty-three-year-old Amy and seventeen-year-old Libby.
Artists for a Better World, Hollywood, CA
Visual Artists Association Celebrity Center International, Hollywood,
The Museum of American Folk Art, New York, NY
The Smithsonian Museum, New York, NY
GALLERY AND MUSEUM
1986 ~ 2002
Frank J. Miele Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York City, NY
Musse d'Art International de Bages, France
Le Musse d'Art International Yvon-M. Daigle, Magog, Quebec
Toad Hall Galleries in Cooperstown and in New York City, NY
American Arts in Embassies Program
Galerie Pro Arte Kasper, Morges, Switzerland
Yvon Daigle Galerie Art Naif, Magog, Quebec
Galerie Je Reviens, Westport, CT
B & R Gallery, Canyon Country, CA
Jean Reed Galleries, Nyack, NY
Gallery of the Eccentric, Coral Gables, FL
Art Lover's Gallery, Key West, FL
Garden Silks Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Jay Johnson Gallery, Madison Avenue, NY
Gallery Street, televised gallery and talk show - featuring Linda
Marquis Who's Who in American Art
We are so excited to
have Linda join us here at Folk-Art.com. We know you will love her
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