"Art is a way of life and I create 24 hours a day…maybe not holding a brush, but by seeing, thinking and feeling.”

"With intuitive energy and the use of bold strokes, light, and texture, Linda strives to capture the mood and emotion of her environment. Her paintings appear vividly representational, but upon closer inspection, one can see the intimate nuances and abstract tendencies which elevate and enrich her work."

 

Growing up an ‘air force brat’, Linda travelled extensively across Canada, and settled in Alberta. Her creative ability was readily evident as a child and eventually was able to follow her destiny. Her education consists of formal training in Red Deer College (Art &Design) and Uof C BFA program as well as numerous workshops with acclaimed artists. Linda is a prolific artist and enjoys a variety of subject matter and tools (her favourite being the palette knife). Living in Calgary and painting fulltime, she has enjoyed many successes and accolades. She is an active participant in the art community and has shown in various galleries and juried shows. Linda’s paintings are enjoyed in both corporate and private collections across Canada and abroad.

 

 

LINDA WILDER


AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS/PUBLICATIONS

2015 'Best Water', Plein Air Salon, International Competition, , August/September Semi Finalist. 'The Calming Force'

2015 First place, American Art Awards, International Competition,  'Impressionistic Landscape', 'Only when I Dream'

2015 First place, American Art Awards, International Competition,  'Impressionistic Animal', 'Boo Bear'

2015 National Juried Exhibition, 2nd place award, FCA Vancouver, 'Scenes From Western Canada'

2015 Publication, 'Take Them Home', Artist Who Sell, Galleries West Magazine Summer Issue
2015 Merit Award, National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society ( NOAPS, USA), International Spring Online Show,

2015 First Place Award, Federation Of Canadian Artists, Calgary Chapter, 'Absolutely Art',

2015 January Finalist, 'RayMar Art' International Competition for  'Athabasca Shimmers'
2014 'Best Overall Acrylic', 'Plein Air Salon', International Competition, Finalist , Oct/Nov
2014 'Creative Catalyst Award' International Society Of Acrylic Painters, Signature Show
2014 'Honorable Mention' Federation Of Canadian Artists, Vancouver,'365' show and printed Calendar
2014, 'Artist Choice Award' Calgary Stampede Art Auction

2014, Publication, 'Artist To Collect' feature article, Arabella Canadian Art,Architecture & Design Magazine

2014, 'Peoples Choice Award', National Canadian Landscape Contest, Arabella Magazine

2014,'Outstanding Acrylic, International Boldbrush Competition, May

2013 'Outstanding Acrylic', International Boldbrush Contest,June

2012  'Outstanding Acrylic', International Boldbrush Contest

2008-2015 Numerous Merit and placement awards Federation Of Canadian Artists
2010, 'Collectors Choice Award' Calgary Stampede Art Auction
2010, Publication, Cover of 'Old Strathcona' magazine summer edition
2010 'Outstanding Acrylic'-International Boldbrush Contest
2009, 'Best New Artist' Calgary Stampede Art Auction
2009, 'Best of Show' Calgary Stampede Gallery's choice


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015, 'Making Memories', Mountain Galleries, Banff Alberta, May

2015,2014 Calgary Stampede Western Art Show, studio

2014,2013,2012,2011 Mountain Galleries, Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, 'Wild and Sacred Places' 
2010, 2009 Dec, Feature Artist, Swirl Fine Art Gallery, Calgary, AB
2009"Wild and Urban Impressions", To A T gallery, Calgary, AB 
2007 “Essence of Women”, Studio Gallery, Perron st, St Albert 


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015/2014,2013,2012,2011,2010,2009,2008 FCA Calgary Juried Group Shows

2015, 2009, FCA, National Group Shows, Vancouver BC

2010/2011/ 2012 Leighton Centre Gallery, Juried members show
2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010,2009 Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Gallery and Auction


 AFFILLIATIONS/ GALLERIES
Mountain Galleries, Banff & Jasper, Alberta, Whistler, BC
FCA,Federation of Canadian Artists, active member
ASA, Alberta Society of Artists, full member
Leighton Art Center member
ISAP Signature Member, International Society of Acrylic Painters
NOAPS, National Oil &Acrylic painters Society


FORMAL EDUCATION
1981-1984 University of Calgary BFA program Calgary Alberta
1979- 1981 Red Deer College Department of Art &Design Red Deer, Alberta 

 

 

 

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