"I explore the farms and ranches of North Florida, enriching my life with the culture and history of the region. My mission is to record this beautiful land while it is still with us, unmarred by development. I believe in order to paint a subject well, an artist must have a deep respect for the land and the people who own and nurture it. The North Florida culture is deeply imbedded in my soul. My effort is to speak to others about my love for rural Florida through my oil and acrylic paintings."
Artwork from the 2011 Paint Out
5x7, Acrylic on Board (298)
24x18, Acrylic on Panel (281)
7x5, Acrylic on Board (297)
24x18, Acrylic on Wood (307)
8x10, Acrylic on Board (324)
7x5, Acrylic on Panel (332)
5x7, Acrylic on Board (335)
7x5, Acrylic on Board (348)
"Sunset at Hillstone Restaurant"
5x7, Acrylic on Board (385)
5x7, Acrylic on Board (386)
Linda Blondheim lives in Gainesville, Florida and works primarily in oils, acrylics and gouache. Linda is a listed artist with Art Price, Ask Art The American Artist Bluebook, and Marquis Who's Who in American Art. She has a museum history in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia and is gallery represented in Florida, Virginia, and Alabama.
Linda's work is often described as painterly or representational painting. Sometimes she is referred to as a representational expressionist or American Impressionist. She enjoys plein air painting Fall through Spring during the mild Florida climate, and enjoys traveling throughout the South to capture the beauty found in each state. Some of Linda's work is done en plein air, but she also enjoys working from plein air studies and photographs to complete larger works in the studio. Her paintings are found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.
Linda earned a BFA from the University of Tampa, studied post Bac at University of South Florida and has been painting for 30 years. She is founding member of Plein Air Florida, Florida Artist Group, Inc., Southern Ladies Art Conference, Plein Air Georgia, Alabama Plein Air Artists and Fresh Air.
Awards and Exhibitions
- Exhibition at The Florida Museum of Natural History January 20-April 30, 2010