Artist Linda Carr
The Artist Says:
As an Painter, Art makes My Heart Beat Fast!
Every place; every person has a story to tell.
As a artist our mission is to tell that story-not
as journalists, but more as a poet.
I saw Linda Carr's "Winter Brook" Landscape painting
on her Linda Studio Facebook site. I fell in love
with the painting. I google Linda Carr Fine Art
researching the artist. I called purchased to the painting and
picked it up the next day it was that simple.
I had a private showing of her art studio. Just beautiful!-Wanda Rebholz Fuzinato
My wife and I bought "Two Ladies in White"
it has been a source of much pleasure over the years.
-Robert & Brenda Keller
Linda Carr was born and raised in East Peoria, two and a half hour drive south of Chicago, Illinois. Linda Carr's love of art is reflected in her work. Her finely detailed, lifelike oil paintings more closely resemble something created from a camera than with brush strokes on canvas.Linda was a volunteer art teacher assistant at the Sun Foundation and assisted accomplished sculptor Erik Blome, whose works that dot the nation include bronze portraits of professional basketball player Michael Jordon's father, James, and nine foot tall statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ms. Rosa Parks.Her interest in art started at age six when she became enthralled with her grandmotherfs charcoal wildlife sketches. Her first viewing of an art gallery was from spending summers at her grandmother's country home, viewing charcoal sketches of a shoreline canoe dock with a moonlit stream and smoke coming out of an American Indian TeePee. Her early experimentation with pencil sketches and watercolors encouraged her interest in art. Her elementary and high school teachers in the Peoria area provided further encouragement that pushed her into attaining her graphic arts degree at Illinois Central College.While at I.C.C., she received the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Technical Communication at Bradley University sponsored by Caterpillar. She also received, First Place in the National EmploytheHandicapped Poster Contest sponsored by the Department of Illinois Disabled American Veterans.She used her graphic artist degree in her work for national trade magazines and local newspapers. She was skilled in printing, line illustrations, layout, logo, advertising, black & white photography, and is certified in adobe photoshop.Linda shared her love for art with children in the Putnam County School District where she taught basic drawing technique to elementary students. She also donated one of her works, Sunday Afternoonh, to the Putnam County Education Foundation for [...]
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