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Linda Foster

As I become more 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 has given me the strength to create artwork from my journey and my experiences.

I am drawn to the outdoors and nature. While sailing, ski instructing and gardening in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years, I nurtured a close relationship with nature. Taking photographs and Plein-air painting on my sailboat, atop local mountains and in my backyard have helped me discover what 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 riding my bike, both on a regular basis. I expect each of these changes in my life to influence my future work.

One of my new series, “Threads of History,” where I am using recycled/reused items, is U.S. history viewed through my grandmother’s and mother’s generations. As I become more aware of my family history, I realize how much it has influenced my life. Now, as I continue series studies and paintings through my Plein-air painting in Florida and during my travels, my own life is opening windows to help me see and create work from these experiences.

My giclée limited edition prints are products of my Plein-air and studio paintings and provide me a means to share my gift with others. The five (5) newest limited edition prints of my original painting are “Flag Day @Coupeville III,” which was awarded the 2015 National First Place in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Juried Show in Washington D.C.; “Iris Bouquet V”; “SunFlowers XI”; “Le Marionette II” and “Treasures From the Sea I.” They have all been in numerous juried shows where they have received various awards.

Several of my original paintings have been in juried shows and/or received awards from international (Canada, Ireland, Kuwait and Mexico) and national (AK, AZ, CA, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, MO, MT, NM, NV, OR, PA, UT and WA) art exhibitions. “Wasatch Homestead III” was awarded the 2018 National First Place Award in the Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) Juried Show in Washington D.C.

I have also been a featured artist at numerous web sites in addition to one-woman shows, art galleries and museums throughout the United States and around the world. My paintings are included in private, corporate and public collections and in a published book, “Images of America, Snoqualmie Pass”, John and Chery Kinnick, page 122 “Alpental Chalet I” and page 123 “Sahalie Club Ski Hill II”.

The Northwest Watercolor Society, Women Painters of Washington, Women Artists of the West, Florida SunCoast Watercolor Society and Women Contemporary Artists have each recognized my body of work and included me as a signature member.