Linda Calvert Jacobson
I took a long road to get where I am today, with many detours along the way. Yet, the road always led me back to my art. Today, I draw inspiration from my past, as well as the present, as I express my soul in interpretive, colorful wildflower paintings that allow the viewer to be an integral part of the experience. By using a somewhat abstract technique, I invite the person looking at my artwork to delve deeper into themselves as well as the paintings. I believe that this creates an opportunity to personalize the vision seen and emotions felt. I look to the future with the hope of encouraging the simple joy I see in wildflowers for generations to come. I have often been told that my paintings are ‘happy.’ If my art brings joy to someone’s heart and spirit, what more could I ask for?
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about the artist
Linda Calvert Jacobson grew up in South Texas where most years the wildflowers bloom profusely from Spring through early Summer. This annual color explosion is her inspiration. A native of Floresville, Texas, she has been drawing since she was old enough to hold a pencil and painting since the age 14. Linda credits her parents with encouraging her as a child to paint and study art, which has become a life-long passion.
From her home in the Texas Hill Country in 2003, Linda began developing a new style of painting wildflowers, a contemporary style that is uniquely her own. A few years later, she began selling her original paintings and offering her images for licensing. She quickly discovered that her wildflowers could transcend geographic and cultural boundaries, appealing to floral, nature and art lovers on an international level.
Today, hundreds of Linda’s original wildflower paintings are in private collections in the U.S. and around the world. They have been exhibited in Texas, Vermont, Florida, California and New York. Her work has frequently been on display at the renowned Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. She is currently represented by Paint Box Art and Frame, located in Manhattan’s trendy West Village, and Robert Paul Galleries in historic Stowe, Vermont, a mountain resort village attracting visitors from around the world.
Linda’s wildflowers have been featured on a line of limited-edition watches marketed in the U.K. and Germany, and on greeting cards sold in Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. Linda is currently looking at options for additional licensing deals and continues to make her wildflowers available for a wide range of products and textiles.
- Robert Paul Galleries—Stowe, Vermont, Group Exhibition, Fall 2012
- UT Health Science Center, Dept of Psychiatry, San Antonio, Texas, Group Exhibition, Fall 2012
- High Point Market, Made in America exhibitor, April 2012
- Art Expo exhibitor, New York City, March 2012
- Craft and Hobby Association Designer Showcase exhibitor, January 2012
- Craft and Hobby Association License and Design Exhibition, January 2009
- One-woman show, Artisans at Rocky Hill, Fredericksburg, TX, April 2008
- Group show, Leche Vitrines Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Summer 2008
- Surtex Exhibitor, New York City, Summer 2008
- One-woman show, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas, Fall 2008
- License International Expo Art and Design Exhibitor, New York City, 2007
- License International Expo Art and Design Exhibitor, New York City, 2006