Linda Lawrence


Always artistic by nature, Linda was constantly drawing as a child, and

enjoyed art classes throughout her school years in Soquel and Fresno,

California. As an adult, her love of design was explored and expressed

through photography, homemade cards, sketches and interior decorating.  


Linda and her husband, Ron moved to Murphys in 1992, for its inherent

natural beauty and small-town lifestyle. As her children grew more independent,

Linda was thrilled to begin taking classes through Columbia Junior College

around 2000, and first studied with Hermione Rios.


Linda paints primarily in water-based oils, which she finds to be user-friendly

and a bit healthier overall.  Through the years, she has developed a playful,

colorful style, and had enjoyed and appreciated the influence of instructors

Diana Boyd, Susie Hoffman, Sunny Sorenson, Eva Walker, and Judy Cain

through Town Hall Arts in Copperopolis. She has also taken workshops from

Murphys renowned plein air artist Kathleen Dunphy, and Colley Whisson of

Australia at Coastal Maine Art Workshops in Rockport, Maine.


Linda often shows her work was at the Calaveras County Arts Council and

was accepted to present a painting in their 2017 show, AnimalScapes.

She was also invited to show at the Studio 11 Gallery in Oakland, California

in 2018, and had her first show at Hovey Winery in early 2020.


Linda is thoroughly enjoying the evolving process of becoming an artist, and

the self-expression, freedom, and mindfulness it provides. She considers her

fellow artists soulmates and true inspirational treasures.    


To view Linda's work please click here