Linda Curley, a native Idahoan, was transplanted to Utah at the tender age of ten. She is the mother of seven, while also being a very prolific artist. Her hard work has earned her numerous awards, including the Gertrude Folgerson National Art Award. The most notable award of late is the highly sought after signature status of "OPA" Oil painters of America.
Linda has also taught and studied art extensively on a continuing basis. She loves rich color and dramatic lighting. Her paintings touch the heart and stir the soul. " It is the emotion and song of art that means the most to me." Her growth as an artist parallels a quotation by John Hafen found in her studio:
"In paintings you may see hereafter, cease to look for mechanical effects of minute finish; for individual leaves, blades of grass, or aped imitation of things but look for smell, for soul, for feeling, for the beauty in line and color."
Linda feels her life has been a journey out of the shadows moving steadily toward the light, and this progression is evident in her art. Through the use of beautiful color, masterful technique, and a deep love of her subject she draws the observer into her quest for beauty, harmony, and ultimately ……light.
Linda's work can be found in these fine galleries: