Linda S. Watson was born in San Mateo, California in the early 1950's. She lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area all her life before relocating to the Big Island of Hawaii on 2011. She is a painter and mixed media artist. For over 30 years, her creations have been exhibited in many Bay Area solo and group art shows. Some of these galleries include the Palo Alto Cultural Center, the Mendocino Art Center, the Olive Hyde Gallery in Fremont, the Overlook Gallery in Sonoma and the Main Library in San Francisco. Her works are owned by private collectors throughout the world. Over the years, some of her mixed media pieces have won “Best of Show” at the Sonoma County Fair. Her work is currently represented by One Gallery in Hilo, Hawaii and she feels privileged to be part of the Big Island's thriving art community.
ARTIST’S STATEMENT: 'Occasionally people ask me why I paint abstractions, despite my classical training as an artist. I paint abstracts because early on I discovered that there is infinitely more to art than just painting reality. Painting in this manner gives me the freedom to throw out all the rules. Abstraction allows me to tap in to my feelings, intuition and inventiveness, and work in a more spontaneous manner. I enjoy a creative process in which nothing is “wrong” and the joy comes from playing with materials, colors, shapes, ideas and design. I invite the viewer to share with me the intangible mysteries that abstract forms evoke.'