Linda Palmer lives with the very inspiration that characterizes her art. Her
studio perches among the pines and hardwoods of the Hot Springs
National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Linda's love of the Ozark woodlands
makes itself apparent in her delicate renderings of streams, slate rocks,
colorful wildflowers, and most of all, the magnificent trees that cover this
landscape. In summer these giants of the land bring to Linda deep shadows
and dark green grottos. In the fall it is color, and in the winter it is the
matrix of shadows and abstract designs in relief against Arkansas's blue
skies. Within these experiences Linda finds the personalities of her
subjects and brings those to her drawing board.
its own riot of personalities and views to Linda. On a recent trip there she
began exploring the wildlife in its natural environment, bringing to her
drawings her own statement about the integral relationship of the two. She
describes this: "I have experienced each landscape and observed each animal
that I paint. This helps me share with the viewer the peacefulness, the
mystery, and the reverence I feel in the presence of nature."