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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™

lunch meeting
22" x 30"
watercolor

this painting is part of my cabrillo beach series. it was created in my studio.

standing wall
15" x 22"
acrylic on paper
this painting was referenced from photos and sketches that I made last year while preparing for my COLOUR IN YOUR LIFE live video. the painting depicts the rough trail of ruins leading from the tidepools at cabrillo beach in san pedro, ca.

surf at crystal cove
12" x 14"
watercolor

a painting of the beautiful beach at crystal cove, laguna ca

alley's end
22" x 15"
watercolor

a plein air painting. this alley at 4th and ocean in seal beach, ca is a favorite beach access for the local residents.

old trees
12" x 12"
watercolor

these trees were once part of the royal palms night club, palos verdes, ca. It was a weekly open air, big band and dance club in the fifties.

diver's cove
12" x 12"
watercolor

painted at divers cove in laguna beach and finished in my studio.

beach graffiti
15" x 22"
acrylic on paper

this painting depicts the remnents of a building that has been beaten down over decades by heavy surf. mother nature and urban nature combined.

alamittos bay jetty
22" x 15"
watercolor

a plein air painting of the long beach jetty on alamitos bay. this is the jetty where the famous SS MINNOW and it’s crew of five, set sail for a "three hour cruise".

beach palms
20" x 20"
watercolor

cabrillo beach palms surrounded by a heavy storm surge of rain, wind and surf.

three hours, laguna
11" x 15"
watercolor

a plein air painting painted on main beach in laguna during a 3 hour competition with the laguna plein air painters of america.