Tradition Meets Cutting Edge at the convergence of high quality art, craft, literature, music, film and food at the Lexington (Kentucky) Center, March 1-4, 2012 at Kentucky Crafted: The Market. And Georgia Made Georgia Grown LLC is honored to be invited as an out-of-state guest organization.
Eight Georgia artists, including painter Linda Pirkle, will be exhibiting and selling at The Market. Get a glimpse of Linda’s vision here, then come see her art at Booth #466.
Linda Pirkle has a blossoming passion for nature.
I am a native of Atlanta Georgia and have loved painting since childhood. A lifelong interest in flowers and nature are the primary inspiration for my paintings.
I’m basically a self taught artist. At the age of 40, I decided to take my first painting class at a local arts center. Over the past few years I’ve developed my own style and interpretation of the flowers and landscapes that I see.
Sometimes I paint on metal ceiling tiles; other times, canvas…
I have a beautiful garden at home filled with several species of hydrangeas, which happen to be my specialty. I’m amazed at all of the different colors a blossom can have over a single growing season. My first of many hydrangea paintings bloomed after attending a seminar on Imagination and Inspiration.
I love gardening. If I need inspiration for a new painting, I go to my garden or take a walk in the woods to see what’s blooming.
In my free time I love to go hiking in the North Georgia Mountains. Since I was a teenager I have been fascinated by the beauty and variety of wildflowers that bloom in the woods and along roadsides.
I volunteer at the Native Plant Garden at Georgia Perimeter College, in Decatur Georgia. We have one of the finest collections of native plants and ferns in the United States. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn so much about wildflowers and nature while volunteering.
I’ve recently been inspired to paint a series of American native plants and wildflowers. As I hike through the woods I see beautiful blooms throughout every season. But I’m not only a mountain or garden girl… I love the beautiful barrier islands on the Georgia Coast, too! My goal is to capture nature’s beauty, wherever I see it, in my paintings.
Linda Pirkle Designs