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Meet Linda Smith

Today we’d like to introduce you to Linda Smith.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
In the late 1970s, with a BFA in fine art, from SUNY at Buffalo, NY, and an MFA degree from NYU in film, I moved from New York to California. It was in Los Angeles in the early 1980s I painted and began exhibiting my work.

In 2000,  I started working in ceramics in addition to painting.

The themes of my work are based on my life, dreams and the unconscious. My work is filled with, cats, dogs, and figures based on my daily life. Texture, line, pattern and a love of color are key elements in my work, which spark my imagination.  I also feel a strong connection to art history, and grew up loving Matisse and Picasso.

I am busy in my studio, working on large and small creations in clay, and also painting  acrylic on canvas. It is a fun adventure.

Has it been a smooth road?
Being an artist isn’t easy, especially in this political charge world today. It is a bit easier for women artists today, but gender is still challenging in the art world. I feel fortunate though I.enjoy the connections and support of fellow artists, collectors, gallerists and friends. Working in the studio, inspired by my cat, my daily life is key. Having the passion for your art is key, with all the struggles involved in daily life.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Linda Smith story. Tell us more about the business.
Today, I exhibit my ceramics and paintings in galleries and museums.  In February 2019, I am scheduled to have an exhibition at bG Gallery in Santa Monica.

My small ceramic works are at The Craft & Folk Art Museum Shop, and The Fowler Museum Shop, both in Los Angeles and AMOCA Museum Shop in Pomona. I am also in the permanent museum collections at AMOCA, Pomona and the Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile Alabama.

I am also excited about an opportunity to exhibit in Japan.

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