Linda Short is a scratchboard/clayboard artist, working with blades, knives, and needles with an occasional splash of alcohol ink mixed in. Each hair meticulously etched into the clay, pieces may take a week and sometimes months until they are complete.
Her grandparents came west, homesteaded in Montana and the family still works this ground today. Herds of cattle can be seen grazing the prairie, where all is quiet till a calf bawls for its mamma. Wildlife from coyotes to prairie chickens abound. Linda is inspired by Montanas vast landscape and wildlife. Lindas goal is to simplify the surroundings which is offset by very intimate details, drawing the viewer ever closer.
Recent Shows and Awards
2023- Wooly Bully selected for Montana State Fair Permanent Collection
2023- 2nd Place Peoples Choice Montana State Fair
2023- 3rd Place Peoples Choice Montana State Fair
2022 1st Place Peoples Choice Montana State Fair
2022 Signature Member of American Women Artists
2021 Selected for -Lifting the Sky: Elevating the works of American Women Artists
2020 Juried Show; International Scratchboard Society
2019 1st Place Peoples Choice Montana State Fair
2019 Associate with Distinction, American Women Artists
2019 Montana State Fair Featured Artist
2019 Looking West: Exhibition Highlighting works by American Women Artist
2019 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundations Artist of the Year
2019 Juried Show; International Scratchboard Society