Location: United States
Linda Fitzgerald born in the Hudson Valley area
of New York State, has been a Fort Collins, Colorado resident
since 1988. Before settling in Colorado, Linda’s path took her
to the San Francisco Bay area and to Santa Fe, NM where her passion for both Visual Art and the Culinary Arts
began to blossom.
In San Francisco, CA, Linda befriended nationally acclaimed sculptress, Ruth Cravath Wakefield and Fine Art Painter, Charles Farr, both of whom inspired and influenced Linda on her creative journey.
In 1978, Linda moved to New Mexico, where she had the honor of working as a ‘’Companion/Chef” for Georgia O’Keeffe, at Ms. O’Keeffe’s Abiquiu home. There were many conversations on the subject of creativity and Linda took to heart the advise Ms. O’Keeffe gave her…
“Paint the way you paint! Don’t allow others to tell
you how your painting should look. Instructors want you to paint like them, but then it’s not your work….it’s their’s“…
Awards and Exhibitions:
:ART IN PUBLIC PLACES, Castle Rock Co. Reproduction and installation of “Spirit Buffalo” at the Phillip S. Miller Regional Park. Installation completed August 2018.
:24th GATEWAY TO THE ROCKIES NATIONAL ART SHOW
Aurora, CO. October 2018.
: ART SANTA FE 2019, International Art Show.
Sponsored by Redwood Media Group. July 19th thru 21st.
Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM
***Although currently a resident of Colorado, Linda spends a
significant amount of time in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she finds inspiration for her most of her work.
My approach to creating paintings is to first decide what colors I want to paint with. Although, I have a 'subject' matter in mind, I always go with the colors, first. It's how one winds up painting blue horses and golden buffalo !
Heavy texture, metallic acrylics and oil. 32x42 Gallery wrap. This painting was done on an unstretched canvas, then stretched on stretcher boards. I find this method to give the painting a more 'relaxed' look.
The original of this painting has been sold. Giclee prints are available. This image was awarded 1st place in Call for Art in Public Places, Castle Rock, CO. The image was reproduced on weatherproof wrap, and mounted on 5x7ft utility boxes at the Phillip S. Miller Regional Park Amphitheater in Castle Rock, CO
This 24x36 pays homage to my faithful Mule, of many years. I intentionally used only 4 colors in this painting. All metallics on a black canvas.
Oil/Acrylic/Metallics. 10x20 Heavily textured. Deep rich colors
18x24 Acrylic/Metallics . Vibrant ...has depth and is heavily textured.
Oil/Acrylic 16x20 . Fluid...vibrant colors of the sea.
36x24 Rich colors. Acrylic/Metallics.
34x28 Framed. Acrylic/Metallics. Rich in color and texture.
36x24 Acrylic/Metallics on Black canvas. Bursting with color and celebration !
16x20 Acrylic. Gallery wrap. Deep rich colors.
36x36 Acrylics/Metallics. Vibrant colors inviting you to 'be still' and find that 'quiet place' within....
48x24 Acrylic/Metallics. Ode to McCartney's 'Mother Mary' .... Let It Be....
30x24 Acrylic/Oil Framed. Heavy texture. Deep rich colors
36x44 Oil/Acrylic Painted on unstretched canvas, then attached to stretcher bars. I think this method creates a softer, relaxed canvas presentation. This painting is heavily textured and uses multiple colors creating depth
25x30.5 Framed. Oil/Acrylic heavily textured. Vibrant colors.
16x20 Framed. Oil/Acrylic. Vibrant colors, golden frame highlights the fallen golden leaves of the Aspen trees.