Linda Thompson’s vibrant paintings are chapters from the ever-unfolding story of nature; an exciting blend of her artistic talents, keen powers of observation and genuine love and concern for her marine mammal subjects. Her realistic paintings take the viewer below the surface of the water, and shows a world one has never seen before.
A native of Ohio, but long-time resident of Florida’s Gulf coast, Linda left the commercial art world in 1986. Her primary focus was the underwater world of marine mammals, the ocean and its varied sea life.
Linda’s art shows what magnificent beings marine mammals are, with their grace and power, and a glint of a soul in that bright shining eye. Her images come alive on canvas ready to leap into our world. Linda’ treatment of water and light with acrylic paint creates a feeling of movement and depth that is liquid and real.
After succumbing to a life-long battle with breast cancer in 2010 at the age of 57, Linda leaves a legacy of caring for people, animals and our environment. Her originals can be seen in galleries along the Gulf and Atlantic coast states; her prints can be found in galleries from Florida to Alaska. Linda is dearly missed by her family and friends.