"Recently, I have returned to dry pastels. It's much like renewing a friendship with a former friend. With pastels, I can enjoy mark-making and drawing (my first love). I'm also currently 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 want to say through my art. My husband says I'm seeking discipline. He's probably right."
"My ink drawings as artwork are sometimes allegorical, sometimes expressionistic. My media includes graphite, ink, watercolor, and acrylics, but my subject matter is almost always influenced by the natural world, whether directly or indirectly. 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-concieved objective for my paintings or drawings; however, repeated symbols show up in my work, including fish, horses, dogs, birds, and spiral shapes. Drawing is foremost in my work; color is secondary.”
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 member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.) in New York and Florida and of the Louisiana Artists, Inc (Shreveport, Louisiana). She is also an Associate Member of the California Plein Air Painters and a founding member of WAG (Women Artists Group) Studio, 210 W. Alabama Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana.
More of her work can been seen on her blog: http://art-pony.com