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, Linda developed a love of the desert and canyons. While she is the first professional painter in her family, both of her parents and her grandmother were amateur artists. Painting since her early teens, Linda embraces the vast canyons that stretch across the West.
Multiple trips and many hours on location bring new inspiration as each day reveals different light and weather conditions. Working on location rejuvenates Linda as she admires the beauty of the land and acknowledges God as the divine creator of all. 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.
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 featured in the publication of Art of the National Parks, Historic Connections, 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.
Major exhibits include Desert Caballeros Western Museum’s, Cowgirl Up! In Wickenburg, AZ, Grand Canyon Celebration of Art in Grand Canyon, AZ , American Women Artist ~ Westward Winds, Booth Museum in Carterville, GA, A Timeless Legacy, Women Artist of Glacier National Park, Hockaday Museum, MT, Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art in Scottsdale AZ and In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran, Plein air Invitational, Zion National Park, UT. Linda is a Signature Sember of Oil Painters of America and a Master Signature Member of American Women Artists.