"Currently, I'm exploring contemporary Impressionism through plein air and landscape study. I'm not sure where this new direction will take me, but I hope to learn more about myself, my surroundings, and what it is I need to say through my art. My husband says I'm seeking discipline. He's probably right."
"THIS SIDE of my art includes ink drawings, which are sometimes allegorical, sometimes expressionistic. My subject matter is almost always influenced by the natural world, whether directly or indirectly, and as I work, I often put pen or pencil to paper and allow it to carry me into different shapes and compositions. Usually, there is no pre-conceived objective; however, repeated symbols show up in my work, including fish, horses, dogs, birds, and spiral shapes. Anytime three objects or shapes appear together, they represent my two sisters and me. "
"THAT SIDE of my art includes realistic paintings, plein air drawings and paintings, and imaginary landscapes. I find that I work frequently between THIS and THAT, needing to express myself in various ways."
Linda Kay Thomas (Snider-Ward) holds a Master of Fine Arts (drawing and painting) from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana and a Master of Art (English/creative writing) from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Linda has exhibited her artwork throughout the United States and has received numerous awards for her work.
Linda is a juried signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.) in New York, Florida, and Massachusetts. She is a member of Louisiana Artists, Inc (Shreveport, Louisiana). She is also an Associate Member of the California Plein Air Painters and the Outdoor Painters Society.
More of her work can been seen on her blog: http://art-pony.com