Linda Merchant's Profile
I have been working with paint and brushes for as long as I can remember. Although I have never gone to art school or had formal art classes, it has always been my obsession to portray the world through paint or pencil.
I have been drawn to the portrayal of wildlife in its most personal form, giving the observer a sense of closeness with the animals that I paint. In particular, creating a composition in which the eyes are the most prominent and detailed feature creates a sense of intimacy and realism that few people typically experience on a daily basis. Through the portrayal of wildlife and natural settings, I also hope to kindle in people a sense of beauty and wonder, as well as the need for preservation of these creatures and places, as encounters with endangered species like these may soon become a thing of the past.
I try to keep my work…
- Joined August 25, 2009