Linda Mears shares her story of becoming a world renowned artist painter.
It’s been a life long adventure for her to follow her dream.
I was born in 1949, third generation LosAngelean. I began artistically representing my experiences by painting and drawing scenes from my family summer trips across the United States. I remember once in kindergarten how I was so inspired by a majestic purple Colorado mountain with clouds around the top that I created my own impression of it on my little wood easel with my big buckets of children’s paints. I also drew and painted the animals, cats, dogs, horses, in my neighborhood.
I involved myself with painting, drawing, piano, guitar, sculpture, and even poetry at every opportunity. I won art contests in school and created Christmas cards and portraits for my friends and family. I was always the go-to person whenever someone needed artistic creations.
My family had expected me to follow in the footsteps of my mother and grandmother as a nurse. And I did obtain a nursing degree but my heart was never truly in that field.
I was working as a nurse and pursuing my artistic interests part time. When, in 1987, Jay Johnson’s America’s Folk Heritage Gallery, on the upper east side of Madison Avenue in New York City, New York, discovered me. I immediately became one of their top selling artists. My paintings continue to be found in prestigious private collections, galleries, museums, and on various gift and other products worldwide.
Against all odds, in 2006, I survived AML Leukemia and a bone marrow transplant. Since that time, with decreased physical abilities, I’ve continued creating my art with evolving it into a more contemporary and even abstract style. And I’ve expanded from not only paint on canvas but also into the whole new and exciting world of digital art.
I invite you to experience my artistic evolution at my website which I personally created at www.lindamears.com. And at fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-linda-mears.html, where you will be able to view and collect; fine art prints, throw pillows, mugs, apparel, towels, etc. I regularly upload new art there. Select original paintings are also available.
My goals are; to reveal to my collectors and viewers just how beautiful life can be, to provide unique artwork for keeping their home and office walls updated, and to inspire and empower other artists to persevere at and to succeed at their art career dreams. I am living proof that there is no obstacle too great to prevent you from following your dreams!
Linda Mears, Linda Mears Studio
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