Artist Linda Lawler left her career in journalism and publishing in 1991 to pursue her life time interest in art. She developed her passion to become an artist from growing up in a family of artists and frequenting museums and art galleries. Linda got started in watercolors and acrylics and then moved on to oils taking art classes, workshops, painting (a lot) and reading art books. Her favorite impressionists are John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Mary Cassatt and Claude Monet and is inspired by all the early California Impressionists.
Linda enjoys plein air painting and studio painting. She loves nothing more than to go outdoors and take in the natural beauty God created and attempt to capture the scene before her and translate it on to the canvas. Her favorite places to paint are where her two homes are located: Newport Beach, California and the Sawtooth Valley in Idaho. She also enjoys capturing the people and places from missions trips she has taken to Zambia and Fiji. Linda's paintings are in private collections across the country.
To be able to paint is such an awesome privilege and blessing. I love the outdoors and what it does to ones soul. To take in the colors, the light, the shadows, the values, the fresh air, the sounds...the beauty almost makes me giddy at times. I say to myself, "I can't believe I'm doing this." I am humbled and thankful.
My goal as an artist is quite simple yet challenging at times: to try to create paintings that glorify God's creation and share it with others. And then my hope is that my painting(s) will bring joy, peace or serenity within to those who look at what has been created. I believe enjoying art can be a soothing balm to our fast-paced, turbulent anxious world.
California Art Club SOCALPAPA
"Let your eyes speak to your heart and your heart to your hand."