I fell in love with painting at 8 years old when my grandparents gave me a paint-by-number set of  
  horse heads on canvas boards. My first love was horses, but that was soon replaced by drawing  
  and painting. I spent 2 semesters in college at David Lipscomb University studying art, but quickly 
  realized my income potential as an artist upon graduation from college would not permit me to
  support myself so I switched to math and computer science and spent the next 26 years with a  
  career in the AT&T/Bell System.

  During those years my husband and I raised two daughters and with a full-time job, that left little
  time to pursue my art. I did manage to squeeze in a few class sessions at IUPUI in watercolor and    
 oil painting classes focused on still lifes. Since retiring from Ameritech in the late 90's, I've had the time  
  to begin painting on my own, but was never quite satisfied with the end results of my paintings. In
  2010 I began studying art with Magdalena, artist and owner of Magdalena Gallery of Art in Carmel,
  IN, who has been a great help in learning composition design and brush work. Most importantly, she
 has taught me the importance of interpreting the subject matter, whether a single blossom or a
 Tuscan landscape, into a composition that evokes interest and appreciation on the part of the beholder.

  Initially I concentrated on oil paintings of landscapes, particularly those centered around classical      
 architecture with high contrast in the lighting of the scene. After spending two years with landscapes I   moved  on to still lifes, and gradually started to focus on flowers. While I enjoy painting with oils, I have   found that painting with acrylics has allowed me  freedom to incorporate a wide range of color in flower  petals through glazing as well as providing the advantages of watercolor to create a more impressionistic  composition. My desire as an artist in painting flowers is to try to capture the intricate design of  blossoms along with the beautiful range of colors one finds in God's vast array of floral creations.   

The Artist
Linda Wesolowski
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