The artwork of Linda Anderson has evolved over the past 18 years
much like the life of the artist herself. From a simple beginning
creating beautifully crafted memory paintings of her childhood in
the North Georgia mountains, to the elaborately detailed content-laden
paintings of her present work, Linda's personal growth is reflected
in her art. A self-taught artist with only an eighth grade education,
her life like her art has grown more sophisticated over the years
with her exposure to the world and culture.
Always bright with a fine innate artistic awareness, Linda has
soaked up information since the patrons of her art began introducing
her to a much broader world through books and travel. Her art
now describes her ideas and concerns in realistic and sometimes
more abstract terms. Still immaculately rendered and exquisitely
detailed the paintings like the artist are beautiful and primitively
direct but contain psychological undercurrents well beyond the
surface reality. Judith Alexander, the art dealer who brought
her work to prominence once said, "Linda is like a sponge.
It will be very difficult to keep her a simple folk artist."
Her prediction has proven quite true. It will be interesting to
see how Linda Anderson continues to grow.