Linda Dragonette

A simple bio

The work I do today is mostly oil palette knife. Value is how I continue to paint. I have lost the majority of my vision due to a hereditary eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa.  While this has certainly been a hardship I have not let it stop me.

It is a challenge. I have been a professional artist for most of my life. I paint every day. I paint in pastels and oil and sometimes watercolor. How I continue to paint is through value. “Seeing Through Value” is a workshop I created and taught to help others in this method of painting . I have adopted a more contemporary style of painting with the palette knife. It loosens up your creativity.”

‘Not Talking’- oil palette knife

I love  birds. I love all birds but get such a kick out of Sea Birds. I continually paint Sea Gulls, Sandpipers, Great Blue Heron. They all have such personalities and attitudes. I love watching them watch us.

Linda on Destin beach with friends

 

                                     

You can see her work at:

Frameworks Gallery; Marietta, Ga; frameworksgallery.com

Garbo/Pink Rooster Gallery,Ocean Springs, Ms., pinkrooster.net

Studio Gallery 30-A;Grayton Beach, Fl. ; studiogallery30a.com

 

Using Our Gifts

We should all use the gifts we each possess to actively participate in the world around us. I have worked on a variety of projects in my life. But the most rewarding was starting a grass roots non-profit organization for endangered animals. We had projects here and in Africa. We focused on the young orphaned animals that are always left behind. I created two wildlife posters that were used in our public service announcements. National Geographic Magazine ran our public services announcements from 1989 through 1992. They loved what we were trying to do and gave such wonderful support.

A Few of her collectors are:

Bank of North Georgia

Humane Society of Hall County

First Baptist Church of Gainesville, Ga.,

North Georgia Eye and Laser Center

 North Georgia Health Systems, Braselton, Ga., Braselton Hospital

Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Wellstar

Woodruff Arts Center

 

 

 

 

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