My art is about freedom and seeking one's own path. As I create I’m reminded that the next adventure is waiting around the corner. What will you find, learn, or crave in the experiences I paint? I want my art to make you feel the energy and excitement of exploration in life's many wonders.
Seeker of the Space Between
Linda McClure has always been very creative. She started drawing at an early age and by high-school was involved in Advanced Art. By her junior year, it became clear that Linda's talents rose above those offered in high school, so she was enrolled in college art classes. Linda Illustrated her first published book at the age of Sixteen. She went on to major in Fine Arts at the University of Santa Barbara and graphic arts at California State University Long Beach. Linda also attended the prestigious Milan Institute of Art where she honed her oil painting and mixed media skills. Linda’s early years focused on Watercolor, digital media, and children’s book illustration. Recently, Linda has been centered on fine art using mixed media and oil.
"My paintings are about fearlessness and being yourself at any cost. Anything is possible in the world of my paintings."
Never Sit Around Waiting For Life to Happen
Linda is restless and constantly moving. Linda said once that she rarely wears two matching socks. “I just have more important things to do than match socks! I don’t care what people think.” When she paints, it is fast and powerful. Linda dives into projects and adventures head first. It is apparent when you look at her paintings that they embody the excitement she seeks in the world. In her paintings, you see animals in the sky and birds underwater. You see boats in the clouds and flowers floating in and around subjects. Linda combines abstraction and surrealism with the soft lovely beauty of nature all around us. Lovers of her art often say they feel pulled into the worlds she creates. Linda wants people to feel that her art embodies her worldview that anything is possible and life should be explored.
Linda works out of her beautiful renovated studio in Long Beach, California. She enjoys views of palm trees and the year-round sunshine glinting off the water she can see from her window. Solo travel is one of Linda’s greatest passions. Many of the subjects in her paintings were inspired by her photos of Africa and South America. When she travels, she has her camper, kayak, and hiking boots along for the ride. Just don’t expect her socks to match!