Linda Glover Gooch

Artist Statement:

“Painting has been a part of my life since the age of 13, with both of my parents and grandmother being amateur artists, painting was a natural part of growing up. I can’t recall a time when I wasn’t using a paint brush or creating. Now, many years later, it has such a different meaning for me. It may be my life’s career, but I see it as an opportunity to plant seeds for the Lord. I completely look to Him for the creative power that lives in me to help develop each piece. I trust and believe that it will evoke emotions in particular viewers that will witness to them of his greatness.”

A Westerner her whole life, Linda Glover Gooch grew up in the warmth of the Southwest. Spending time as a child playing in the orchard groves, washes and arroyos of Southern California is where Linda developed a love of the desert and canyons. Linda embraces the vast canyons that stretch across the West.

Studying and working on location throughout the Canyons of the west has been her pursuit for the last 10 years. Multiple trips and many hours on location bring new inspiration as each day reveals different light and weather conditions. Intrigued by the monumental size of the Canyons, the variety of colors, values and texture creates a challenge to the Plein air painter. The grandeur and ever-changing moods of the western Canyons are a constant source of inspiration and an important part of her continued growth as an artist. Dramatic light and cathedral structures draw her to this subject with its strength and never-ending beauty. Working on location rejuvenates her, giving her the needed fuel to work indoors, bringing life into larger studio pieces. Being able to share this with collectors and viewers is truly a blessing and such a privilege.

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