Realism Portraits by Linda Maphet
There is a story hidden in every portrait. I love the way character and personality are revealed in the details of a face. Color, light, textures and patterns are fascinating pieces of the puzzle, even for landscapes and still lifes. I work primarily in oils and graphite drawings, children's and adult portraits, and my style is best expressed as a cross between classical realism and impressionism. I hope you find something in my work that touches your heart and encourages you to see the extraordinary in the ordinary.
A Texas native, I have lived on three continents and in five states before settling in the beautiful foothills of north Georgia over two decades ago, and I believe that such a broad exposure to cultures, people and places has affected my art. I am inspired by such masters as Sargent, Sorolla, Rembrandt, and others in their use of light and color. I am indebted to Chris diDomizio of Atlanta for his instruction and professional encouragement that has enabled me over the last couple of years to become an award-winning artist. I now want to pass on these methods with painting & drawing classes of my own! Contact me for more information.