I am a realist artist based in Ellicott City, Maryland. My love of the plant world and photography is reflected in the images I record in my own gardens as well as in those I encounter during my travels. In my paintings, my goal is to vividly capture and magnify the beauty, power, detail and, sometimes, the whimsy of our natural world, as I focus on the interplay of light and colors on form. I prefer to work in oils, but I have also enjoyed creating pastel paintings and charcoal drawings during the years I have studied with well-known realist painter and teacher, David Zuccarini. In recent years, I have had paintings selected for many juried exhibitions.

I grew up in a family of avid gardeners who designed and developed extensive gardens around their homes. In addition to my own backyard gardens, I have been nurturing this “secret garden” for all these years … until now! Family history is associated with each of these plants that live on timelessly in my paintings in celebration of their natural beauty.
 
 
2016 Laurel Art Guild, Montpelier Mansion, Laurel, MD
2016 Cumberland Valley Artists Juried Exhibition, Hagerstown, MD
2015 Laurel Art Guild, Montpelier Mansion, Laurel, MD
Second Place Winner
2015 Howard County Open, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD
2014 15th Annual Wills Creek Survey, Juried Exhibition , Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD
2014 82nd Cumberland Valley Artists’ Juried Exhibition, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
2013 Laurel Art Guild, Montpelier Mansion, Laurel, MD
2013 Art Howard County, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD
2012 80th Cumberland Valley Artists’ Juried Exhibition, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
2012 Patuxent Art League, Montpelier Mansion, Laurel, MD
2011 12th Annual Wills Creek Survey Juried Exhibition, Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD.
2011 79th Cumberland Valley Artists’ Exhibition, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts,
Hagerstown, MD
The B.J. & Krista Davisson, Ann Townsell, and Gary Phillips Painting Award
2011 Laurel Art Guild, Montpelier Mansion, Laurel, MD
2011 June 4-September 4, 2011 79th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists’ Juried Exhibition,
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland
2011 Laurel Art Guild Juried Exhibition, Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, Maryland
2010 Art Maryland, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD
2010 Patuxent Art League Open Juried Exhibition, Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, Maryland
2010 78th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists’ Juried Exhibition, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
2009 Patuxent Art League’s Juried Exhibition, Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD
2009 Laurel Art Guild Juried Exhibition, Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD
2009 Art Howard County, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD
2008 Art Maryland, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD
2008 Laurel Art Guild, Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD
 
 
Originals, giclée prints, and cards of all of my paintings and drawings are available.
For information about pricing, please contact me by email at
lynda@secretgardenproductions.com.