Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Linda Barnicott

“Meet Me Under Kaufmann’s Clock” © Linda Barnicott

Name: Linda Barnicott
Bio: Linda Barnicott began her career as a portrait artist in 1975. Today she is perhaps better known for her Pittsburgh cityscapes. She began in 1989 with a tribute to downtown holiday shopping entitled Meet Me Under Kaufmann’s Clock. The work immediately won the hearts of Pittsburghers, who have been meeting friends under the clock downtown for years. After this Linda created several series of Pittsburgh landmarks, and in 1995 she began her Kennywood Park series.
Linda was chosen to be the official artist of the 1996 Three Rivers Regatta. Since 1998, she has been commissioned by the American Cancer Society of Greater Pittsburgh to create the painting used on their annual holiday card. In 2000, Linda received a special Proclamation from the City of Pittsburgh, commemorating her “tremendous contribution in capturing and preserving many sites in and around the Pittsburgh Area.” This is an honor she holds dear, as a largely self-taught artist. However, over the years Linda has studied with Daniel Greene (1981 and 1983) and with Richard McKinley (2010 and 2011). In March of 2008, she was the cover story in Professional Artist.
Barnicott‘s work has been displayed at the Oncology Wellness Institute in Meadville, Pennsylvania as part of their holistic approach to cancer treatment. In 2011, she was asked to be the exclusive artist for the new West Penn Allegheny Outpatient Facility in Peters Township, providing this facility with over 50 paintings. That same year, Barnicott was honored to partner with Healthy Lungs Pennsylvania to develop their annual holiday print and ornament.
Linda's studio is in Monroeville, Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She is a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York.
Medium: Pastel; some pastels are underpainted with watercolor or oil 
Subjects: Landscape. Nostalgia
Style: Representational.  
Navigation: I usually confine my remarks to ease of navigation, and the professionalism of a website. This website is one from which artists can learn to market their work. It is well thought out and constructed, and provides easy access to a wide range of original art, reproductions, prints; note cards, collectibles and ornaments based on Linda’s art. The main menu and all relevant menus remain accessible at all times. Linda makes use of her web-site for a resource and as a selling tool. She has a hardcopy catalog of her work that may also be downloaded as a PDF on the web-site. Linda’s company, Linda Barnicott Publishing, LLC, was chosen as a winner of the prestigious 2006 Forbes® Enterprise Award. Linda was honored at a luncheon and presentation held on February 5, 2007 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Home of Jazz At Lincoln Center in New York City. So well done to Linda, to Margaret Ward and to Wild West Online Productions.
Gallery: A drop down list gives access to : Pittsburgh Scenes; Pittsburgh Sports; Amusement Parks; Western Pennsylvania Scenes; Landscapes; Lighthouses; Autumn’s Glow at Krepps Covered Bridge; Pennsylvania Universities; New York. See also Original Landscape Paintings for Sale, with two subgalleries: Beautiful Beyond Pittsburgh series and Pennsylvania Route  6 series.
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge on new page. Clicking on them may bring you to a giclée print if the original has been sold; the dimension is stated. The image may be saved, but usually has a watermark embedded. A slideshow displays her Original Landscape Paintings.
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