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™

the louie b, long beach
9" x 12"
oil on linen board

this little tugboat belonged to the grandfather of the shipyard's owner.

the louie b
10" x 14"
oil on heavy watercolor board
i'm thrilled to have the honor of painting at the marina shipyard

old town, sandiego
9" x 12"
oil on linen

painted during the 2017 plein air convention. the only thing missing from this painting is the loud sound of mexican music coming from the stage.

afternoon painters
12" x 9"
oil on linen

the 2017 plein air convention was held at the sheraton marina hotel in san diego.

geese at the fair
9" x 12"
oil on linen board

painted at the la county fair on a windy day.

abalone cove sunrise
oil on linen
11" x 14"

a studio painting referenced from a plein air watercolor painting that was conceived from the boat just offshore from abalone cove.

nerissa's room
11" x 14"
oil on linen board

my water loving granddaughter's room. true to her name which, means water sprite, nerissa's mermaid tail hangs over the side of her bed.

the desert inn
9" x 12"
oil on linen board

this is that house our father built in 1963. we are proud that it still belongs to our family.

rain on windshield
6" x 6"
oil on board

dirt road in wamego, ks

safe harbor
6" x 6"
oil on board

inspired by a rough afternoon on the ocean. the long beach jetty.

snow
6" x 6"
oil on board

Inspired by a drive through Wamego, KS after having visited my father's grave.

my blue flowers
6" x 6"
oil on canvas

i finally took the time and spent the day in my yard to paint my favorite flowering bush
(ceanothus, california lily)