Growing up in Southern California, Linda Glover Gooch developed a love of the desert and canyons. Having painted since her early teens, Linda became the first full-time professional painter in her family, although both her parents as well as her grandmother were amateur artists.
Linda often works outdoors, on location, plein air. Many trips and hours spent outdoors bring new inspiration as each day reveals different light and weather conditions. The grandeur and ever-changing moods of the Southwest are a constant source of study and an important part of her continued growth as an artist.
In her artist statement, Linda expresses the purpose of her art: "I want to bring a quiet peace to people. I hope viewers will receive something more than the visual.”
- Desert Caballeros Western Museum’s, Cowgirl Up! Wickenburg, Arizona
- Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, Grand Canyon, Arizona
- American Women Artist ~ Westward Winds, Booth Museum, Carterville Georgia
- A Timeless Legacy, Women Artist of Glacier National Park, Hockaday Museum, Montana
- Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Scottsdale Arizona
- In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran, Plein air Invitational, Zion National Park, Utah
- Signature Member of Oil Painters of America,
- Master Signature Member of American Women Artists
Linda’s work has been featured in Art of the West and Southwest Art magazines and is on display in several upscale galleries. Her work is also featured in the publication of Art of the National Parks, Historic Connections, and Contemporary Interpretations, a showcase of America’s finest artists who paint from within the country’s National Parks. Linda continues to share her gift and enthusiasm by teaching workshops across the country.
For more information about Linda Glover Gooch, visit her website: https://goochstudio.com
Photo below: "Summer Monsoon" by Linda Glover Gooch, oil, 24" x 30"