Linda lives in a rural village in Fife, Scotland. The elevated land around their cottage provides rolling acres of grazing for horses and sheep - all under big ever-changing skies. She feels fortunate to live in this quiet and inspiring spot.
The hinterlands of the natural world hold the magic that inspires her paintings. She loves the timeless resonance of these spaces and aims to interpret on the canvas their remote peaks, secluded tree-edged eddies and mysterious caverns.
Every new piece Linda makes feels different from anything that she has painted before - because each travels its personal and mostly unplanned journey. New discoveries reveal themselves - how to make the best marks, how to mix the best colours to be in sympathy with the world inhabited by each one - both exciting and challenging.
Over the years Linda has been able to share her art through galleries and private commissions. She also attracted the attention of the Conran Group with her botanical work and they commissioned six pieces for Habitat. Her work is held in private collections in London and Australia.
Happily Linda has found more time to devote to painting in recent years. She stepped up her commitment with a highly successful Edinburgh Festival Fringe solo show, followed by two gallery group shows. She was invited to return to Edinburgh the following year with a spring gallery solo show, also exhibiting at Pittenweem Arts Festival in late summer. The following year Linda had a feature show at a Borders gallery, and returned to exhibit at Pittenweem Festival. She was one of four artists selected by a Borders Gallery for their stand at the Borders Art Fair.
As well as painting, writing poetry on nature is a small but precious passion for Linda, where often words and the art on the canvas harmonise.
The Pandemic and some surgery created an impasse, artwise! But 2023 there will be new work - Gallery info to follow here and on Instagram.: linda.pettie.art