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LINDA J. MONFORT BIOGRAPHY...After receiving a B.A. in art from San Diego State University, I worked as a graphic designer and art director.
I later focused my energy into creating copper enamels, etched glass and designing and hand-painting texturized furniture using hand-made stencils. I then went on to a 10 year career designing custom high end room size area rugs working with interior designers.
I have been painting full time for the past 12 years. My style of painting has evolved through many years of exploration. My copper enamels, both hard edge and ethereal, translated in later years into a spontaneous painting style using acrylic paint and my stencil technique. This sometimes gives the appearance of air brushing. Bold colors and swift, blunt strokes predominate. These are sometimes complemented by India ink, charcoal and delicate areas of colored pencil and/or soft pastel. At present, I am concentrating on painting in a contemporary abstract expressionist style. I also paint landscapes and florals in post impressionist, abstract and fauve styles. I use mainly acrylics on stretched canvas.
Some of my pieces have an oriental influence due to a period of time spent living in Japan during my impressionable childhood years.
MY AWARD WINNING ART HAS BEEN VIEWED IN MANY JURIED EXHIBITIONS, GALLERIES, AND IN PRIVATE/CORPORATE COLLECTIONS INTERNATIONALLY.
I am a published artist and I have sold more than 2200 original paintings in galleries, on the internet and through commissions over the past 12 years.