Linda Wacaster Contemporary Photo Realist
Linda Wacaster is a contemporary photo realist artist whose passions for life and art are vividly seen in her colorful canvases. Painting animals enables her to capture the true feeling of being in the majestic presence of a splendid creature.

Linda has a rather unusual background style, which gives a sense of depth and richness, and also conveys emotion through the use of luminous color. She feels that Nancy Glazier (for her excellent forms and attention to detail), Carl Brenders (for his passion and integrity), and Terry Isaac (for his use of realistically detailed subjects) have influenced her and her art the most.

Linda probes the "corners of the animal's world". A log that's fallen in a stream used as a passage for a mountain lion, a field for buffalo grazing, a wooded area for elk are more than just isolated areas. They represent fragments of lifetimes that are tied to a broader, universally, shared humanity. Much of her reference material is gathered on various trips to Wyoming, Colorado and Montana. An extensive reference library of photographs, field sketches and notes provide her with material to create her paintings of favorite subjects such as songbirds, raptors and North American mammals in their natural habitat.

"Whether on location or in the studio working from photos, I feel the sounds, smells and energy surrounding me are almost as important to the creative process as the visual subject", says the artist.

Linda is represented by the Stonewall Collections in Clifton, Texas and the Visual Expressions Gallery in Cedar Hill, Texas. She has participated in juried and group shows throughout Texas and has won several awards. Several of Linda's works have been published and distributed world wide through Home Interiors and Gango Editions.

Her delicately rendered oils and pastels are becoming increasingly popular and can be found in private collections across the country. Her work has also been featured in numerous exhibitions in Texas.