I studied art only during middle school, but I did win a gold key for a watercolor painting then in a citywide competition. I believe the talent for art runs in my family. I have several very talented siblings. It wasn't until after my daughter was born that I began taking painting classes, first in acrylics and then in watercolor and oil. I was captivated!
I was fortunate to find a wonderful mentor in Norma Dennison of Jackson, Tennessee, whose enthusiasm, knowledge, and encouragement fanned the flames of my love of painting. Watercolor and oil became my favorite mediums. I love painting portraits of people and pets as well as landscapes, seascapes, or whatever beauty I see that excites and inspires me.
I am so thankful for my husband and other family and friends who have encouraged me. I hope others will get as much pleasure from my art as I have in painting it.
My paintings and cards can be seen and purchased at Art in the Village Gallery at the Casey Jones Village in Jackson, TN. Original paintings, pet portraits, prints, and cards may be purchased from my shop on Etsy at www.lindamcbrideart.etsy.com.