it all started...
I knew I wanted to be an artist when I spent hours designing and sewing clothes for my dolls. I got bitten by the creativity bug early in life! By age eleven I was painting a portrait of my family home in watercolor. My family encouraged my talents along the way. I guess genetics helped, too, since my grandmother and grandfather were both artists as well.
ARTIST’S STATEMENT – LINDA LEE FOSTER
As I become aware of my impact on our global home, windows are opening to help me more clearly see where I’ve been and where I want to go. This is giving me the strength to create artwork from my experiences and my journey. I am drawn to the outdoors and nature. While sailing, ski instructing and gardening in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years, I have nurtured a close relationship with art. Taking photographs and plein-air painting on my sailboat, atop local mountains and in my backyard have helped me discover what Mother Nature truly means to me. I feel whole when I spend part of the day outdoors. This is my love.
My latest adventure has been the start of a new life in Florida, with new landscapes and different flora and fauna. I have also rediscovered my love for golf and tennis and play both on a regular basis. I expect each of these changes in my life to have an influence on my work. One of my new series “Threads of History”, is history viewed through my grandmother’s and mother’s generations. As I have become aware of the family history, I realize how much it is part of my life. My own life is opening windows to help me see and create work from these experiences.
A number of original paintings have received awards from international and national art exhibitions, and I have been a featured artist at numerous one-woman shows, art galleries, museums and web sites throughout the United States. My paintings are included in private, corporate and public collections, and in recently published book, “Images of America,Snoqualmie Pass”.
The Northwest Watercolor Society & Women Painters of Washington have recognized my body of work and included me as a signature member.
For further information, please contact Linda Lee Foster Studio in Venice, Florida, by phone: 425-941-8233, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and also see my web site: www.lindaleefoster.com
I have been a sailor, ski instructor and avid gardener for more than 30 years. While taking photographs and plein-air painting on the water, in the mountains and in my yard. Art, for me, has become the meeting place of trees, earth, rain, snow and sun. I've taught workshops in Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Oregon,Washington. When my paintings started traveling more than me, I decided it was time to hit the road! Now since my daughter,lives in England I have a good excuse to do more traveling. She creates multimedia performance art and paintings. Check out her website: nettypage.org
I am drawn to the outdoors and nature. I feel whole when I spend part of the day outdoors. This is my love! You can often see me parked in my mobile studio, painting in the back seat of my car on location.
Linda has received awards in several international and national art exhibitions.To read her resume in fullCLICK HERE.
Art & Frame of Sarasota, 1055 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236. Phone: 941-366-2301
Art & Frame of Sarasota, 1055 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34236
As I have become aware of family history, I realize how much it is part of my life. My own life is always opening windows to help me see and create work from these experiences. The art series I am working on now is called, "Threads of History"...history viewed through the eyes of my mother and grandmother. For more information CLICK HERE.