painter linda S. gunn

LINDA S. GUNN

artist, illustrator, author

An established artist of thirty plus years, Linda was taught to draw at an early age by her Disney Artist grandfather, George Drake (hired by Walt Disney in 1929 to hire and train new artists for the fledgling Disney Studio). Linda, an avid reader of illustrated books, became encouraged toward painting by the works of the famous illustrators Howard Pyle, NC Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, Arthur Rackham, and later by the paintings of Andrew Wyeth. At the age of ten, she was given John Gnagy's Art Studio in a Box. It contained instructional books with supplies for drawing, oil and watercolor painting. She also had several opportunities to visit the works of her favorite artists through visits to the Los Angeles Museum of Art and the Barnsdale Park Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Linda's drawing skills were perfected through years of life drawing classes at Long Beach City College, where she studied watercolor under the professional eye of Mike Daniel (from 1981-1992).

SITE BY PORTFOLIO NEW ENLAND™

FEEDING TIME IN THE BARN
LA COUNTY FAIR

—watercolor, 2015
11 x 12 inches
painted with the california art club and exhibited at millard sheets gallery, fairplex

EGG HUNT
—watercolor, 2015
11 x 12 inches
painted at the irvine regional regional park with the laguna pleain air painters

best of plein air 2015
at the forest and ocean gallery.

linda's works appear in numerous books and publications, including sketchbook journal, the artist magazine, watercolor magic, splash 6, splash 9, and the compiled best of watercolor.

HEAVY SURF OFF POINT FERMIN
—watercolor, 2015
15 x 22 inches
painted while on the boat
seagulls added in the studio

WIND AT CABRILLO BEACH
—watercolor, 2016
15 x 22 inches

ASILOMAR
—watercolor, 2015
22 x 15 inches
painted during a mass paint out at the plein air convention, monterey


THE MAGIC BOY
—watercolor, 2015
15 x 11 inches
fairy tales can come true, a trilogy

RED FAIRY
—watercolor, 2015
10 x 9 inches
fairy tales can come true
book three, the plight

THE SEA DRAGON
—watercolor, 2015
22 x 30 inches
fairy tales can come true
book two, the adventure

THE DAY IT SNOWED IN LB
—watercolor, 2015
30 x 22 inches
Long Beach
Cover Illustration for 908 Magazine

much of linda's original work can also be found in the ucla medical center, the ucla children's hospital emergency room, the great ormond street children's hospital in london, and the san pedro visitor center in the port of los angeles.

WIND AND WATER
—watercolor, 2015
22 x 30 inches

BUTTERCUP
—watercolor, 2015
15 x 11 inches

THE EASTER DRESSES
—gouache/watercolor 2016
12 x 12 inches