Linda King Painter

       A Rhode Islander who loves the awesome power of the sea crashing against the rocky coastline, Linda King is intrigued by its every changing colorations and textures created by the weather patterns in New England. She attended workshops in all media with local New England artists, and in particular was inspired and encouraged to pursue her own approach to art by Barbara Besson Delannoy. Delannoy is an award winning watercolorist with a studio and gallery in Wickford. Her mentorship was a life-changing event for which Linda is grateful.

       King enjoys working in acrylics, both as water media on paper and using it much like oil on canvas and board. A love of texture and dimension is evident in her use of paper collage and mixed media to create depth and further interest in her work. She creates compositions from everyday things and from nature, abstracting them into works of art. Her favorite source of inspiration is the crashing surf at Beavertail in Jamestown.

       Linda King has received many awards for her collaged seascapes and abstractions. Her work is in private and corporate collections in New England, New York, North Carolina and Virginia. She is an artist member of Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, South County Art Association, Wickford Art Association, Plymouth Center for the Arts and an elected artist member of Mystic Museum of Art.