Linda Brown

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Linda Brown

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Poppy Cluster

Oil on Board

8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

Signed Lower Left

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Linda Brown grew up in Southern California with equal passions for nature and oil painting. It was inevitable that, in 2007, she would expand her already established art career to focus on painting the Western Landscape full-time. In order to perfect her craft, she has worked relentlessly in the field and studio, as well as study with contemporary masters Ralph Oberg, Matt Smith, Skip Whitcomb and Kathleen Dunphy. Incorporating the important information she gained from this work, she has developed her own unique vision and approach to painting.  Working en plein air, and then using that work to create her studio pieces,  Linda’s style of painterly realism captures the special feeling of a place and celebrates all the colors, textures, and moods of nature.   An award winning artist, Linda's work has been accepted into many national juried exhibitions and invitational museum shows,  and hangs in cherished collections throughout the U.S.  She also shares her passion for painting by private tutoring and giving informative talks at art museums, galleries, and art clubs.  She is a member of the California Art Club,  and a founding member of the PAC6 Painters.  Her home and studio are in Claremont, CA 

 

AWARDS

2017 “Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition” Twentynine Palms, CA – FIRST PLACE

2014 “San Dimas National Festival of Western Art” San Dimas CA - BRONZE MEDAL

2013 “Gilman Wild West Days” Banning CA – THIRD PLACE

2011 “San Dimas National Festival of Western Art” San Dimas CA – GOLD MEDAL

2010 “San Dimas National Festival of Western Art” San Dimas CA – GOLD MEDAL

2009 “Inland Empire Gold Exhibit” Rancho Cucamonga CA- SPECIAL AWARD

2009 “Yosemite Renaissance XXIV”- Yosemite National Park CA - JUDGE’S AWARD

2008 “Mother Lode National Art Exhibition” Placerville, CA - AWARD OF MERIT

2002 “Millard Sheets Gallery Plein Air Competition” Pomona, CA – GALLERY CHOICE

          AWARD

 

MUSEUM EXHIBITS  

“Magnificent Migrations: A Journey Through Central California” Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Pacific Grove CA 2019 

“Arts Thrive” Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM  2017

“Golden State Splendor”  California Art Club, Santa Paula Art Museum, Santa Paula, CA  2017

“Art about Agriculture” Santa Paula Art Museum, Santa Paula, CA   2017

“Between Heaven and Earth: PAC6 Paints the Sierras”   Santa Paula Art Museum,

      Santa Paula, CA,  2017

"Contemporary Masters Artistic Eden"   Pasadena Museum of History,

      Pasadena CA  2014, 2012, 2009, 2007 

“Art about Agriculture” Santa Paula Art Museum, Santa Paula, CA   2014 

"Art Matters”   Huntington Library and Art Collections, San Marino, CA,  2012, 2008

“En Plein-Air”  Arcadia Museum, Arcadia CA 2010

“National Art Competition”   Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA,  2008

 

NATIONAL EXHIBITS  

“Arts Thrive” Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM  2017

“San Dimas Western Festival of Art “  San Dimas CA  2008 thru 2017

“Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition”  29 Palms Art Gallery, 29 Palms,  CA   2014 thru 2017

“Mountain Oyster Club Western Art Show”  Tucson, AZ   2015, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 

“Laumeister Fine Art Competition”  Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington VT 2013

"Yosemite Renaissance XXIV"  Yosemite National Park, CA   2009

“National Art Competition”   The Haggin Museum, Stockton CA   2008

“Mother Lode National Art Exhibition”  Placerville, CA    2008

“Salon International” Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX   2007

“Best and Brightest”  Scottsdale Art School,  Scottsdale, AZ  2007 

“Arts for the Parks” Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, WY   2006

 

SOLO EXHIBITS 

Hillside Fine Art, Claremont, CA   2018, 2016, 2014

Saga Gallery, Monrovia, CA    2015

Segil Fine Art, Monrovia, CA   2012, 2010, 2008

Claremont Community Foundation Art Gallery, Claremont CA   2009

 

SELECTED ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS

“Double Take” A PAC6 Show, Hillside Fine Art, Claremont CA  2016

“Taking the Scenic Route”  A PAC6 Show Saga Fine Art, Monrovia, CA 2016

“Canyon de Chelly: Spirit of Land and Light” A PAC6 Show, Segil Fine Art, Monrovia CA 2014

“Canyons of the West”  A PAC6 Show,  Hillside Fine Art, Claremont CA 2015

“California Heritage”   Jose Vera Gallery with California Art Club, Eagle Rock, CA  2012

“In the Light of Day”   Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA 2011

“Fresh Air: Landscapes of California” Fremont Gallery and the California Art Club,

      South  Pasadena CA   2011

“Colors of Catalina, Invitational” Catalina Conservancy & the Pasadena Art Gallery Assoc

      Segil Fine Art, Monrovia CA  2010

“Artist in Residence”  Ritz-Carelton Resort,  Pasadena CA  2007 - 2008   

“Celebrating 100 years of History: The Blinn House and Historic Landmarks”  California Art Club,

      Pasadena, CA 2006

“Jardins En Plein Air”   Whites Gallery, Montrose, CA  2005        

“Artists Celebrate the Cosmos: The 100th Anniversary of the Mt. Wilson Observatory”

      California Art Club & Carnegie Observatories,  Pasadena, CA  2003

“Paintings of the Old Mill, II ,  Old Mill Gallery, California Art Club,  San Marino, CA  2002

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Study with Ralph Oberg:  2005, 2003, 2002

Study with Matt Smith: 2005, 2004

Study with Skip Whitcomb: 2005

Study with Kathleen Dunphy: 2013, 2012