Linda McNeil

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Happenings

by Linda McNeil, artist

An artist sensitive to details, Linda McNeil creates her artwork with a realistic style that is very crisp and detailed. Her palette is a kaleidoscope of colors that mingle together with delicate hues and subtle color shades to create unique happenings.

Her works range in size from 1"x1" to larger sheets(22x30). The miniatures and larger works have a unique appeal in the presentation of farm scene, a wildlife sketch, or a winter snow or summer scene. She is frequently inspired to create the natural beauty in miniature and to recreate nostalgic glimpses of history through the buildings and landscapes in historic areas.

The artist says, "I like to anticipate the magical happenings between myself and my artwork. I never get bored, because I know that I will never be able to recreate all the subconscious visions and interpretations that I have stored away in my mind. Creating works of art is poetic. The creativity that I can have by manipulating brushes, engraving tools, various types of plates and color variations makes each work of art seem like a happy accident. These happenings will preserve for the future treasures of present and past."

A native of Pennsylvania, Linda McNeil has had many facets added to her resume that range from creating state of the art multimedia presentations with computers to coaching Lacrosse and working as a Media Specialist at Valley Forge Middle School.

Her studio is in Lionville(Exton), Pa. She has studied with various artists during her career. Her work can be located in many shops and galleries in the local area, as well as galleries around the US. Anyone delighting in the rustic qualities of historic buildings will be intrigued with Linda's work because she likes to paint every little crack and crevasse.

The resume of Linda's life/career is truly kaleidoscopic. To get a good description you would have to blend a lively family life, an enthusiasm for sports, a consuming interest in books and photography, a love for the free-flowing aspects of watercolor, the detail of pen and ink drawings, the subtleties of etchings, the challenge of creating a scene in miniature, and a fondness for recreating nostalgic glimpses of history.

Linda has exhibited her work in national and international juried shows throughout the country. Her one women shows have been well received and her artwork can be found in private and corporate collections in the United States, Europe, and such places as Japan, Cairo, Damascus, Beirut, Majorca, and Madagascar to name a few.

 



 

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