A Marine Corps Brat and daughter of transplanted Florida Natives, Linda Stanley had the privilege of growing-up traveling throughout our beautiful country. She worked her way through the University of Florida, as a graphic artist for the School Board of Alachua County, earning her BFA in painting, in 1972. Linda’s decades of experience spans illustration, the graphic arts, and stage set design. A highlight of her commercial career was her six years in the Governor’s Office Graphics Department, where she was Art Director, during Governor Bob Graham’s Administration.
"My motivation for painting is the act of painting itself and the freedom it gives me to show my view of the world: bits of my Florida, the southern wetlands and mountains, and fantasies of my mind. I am pulled in many directions--from realism through surrealism. I also enjoy illustrating local color; I begin with a general idea, subject or scene, and as the painting develops, it seems to find its own way, its own story to tell. Weather, lighting conditions, and movement fascinate me."