Linda McQuinn, Naples Member Since May 2018 Artist Statement I was born in 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Since my teenage years, I had interest in various forms of art, from Oil Painting to Wood Carving & Wire Sculptures. I began College at DePaul University as an Art Major, however, I learned that in order to survive, I would need a solid job, I then changed Majors & became a Registered Nurse.
After being married & raising 2 daughters, I have now retired (after 39 years) from Nursing & am now pursuing my love of Art full time.
After my husband Retired, we had moved to the Rocky Mountains of Estes Park, Co. & Naples, Fla.. Recently we moved to Flat Rock, NC. & we now live between North Carolina & Naples, Florida where I have my Art Studios.
While living in Colorado, I had success selling Wood Carvings, Paintings & Wire Sculptures at various local shops & Studios.
When I am not Painting, Carving or Sculpting, I spend my time Running in various Ultra Running events (100 mile races) in various locations. My experience as a Nurse, Ultra Runner & having lived across this country gives me a unique view of the world. I try to incorporate this insight into my works so that the viewer can "experience" the painting....