Linda Craig-Musé Gallery

Purveyor of Fine Arts

About the Artist:

A native Californian, Linda has been a lifelong artist. Blessed with a creative mother and doting father who encouraged her early attempts, she also had the good fortune of being encouraged in her endeavors by family friends, Jean Renoir and Gabrielle Renard Slade, who exposed her to Impressionist masterpieces from a young age. This exposure was to shape concepts and thoughts lasting a lifetime and brought about an appreciation and love for art that at age fourteen began to express itself thru oil painting.

At Citrus College fortune smiled again in the persons of Robert Hallett and Robert Herrington, instructors of amazing talent who helped expand the exposure to different forms of art. But always, no matter what was presented, there was a return to the deep roots of oil painting. She says of oil painting, "It is the smell of it, the manipulation of it, and the end result. It's like an addiction. You will always come back to it in the end."

Subject material for an artist is usually drawn from a patchwork of individual experiences and fascinations. For Linda, going to rodeos as a child in Salinas and Hollister, California, planted the seeds that would grow into a series of western paintings portraying cowboys. In college the study of American History resulted in a trip to a Rendezvous where the subject material was gathered for a series of mountain man portraits. Early vacations to the American Southwest coupled with the study of anthropology brought forth portraits of American Indians. Four trips to Scotland was the driving force behind the creation of fifteen Scottish Landscapes being painted.

Education:
Citrus College
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Azusa Pacific University
University of LaVerne

Personal Experience:
Thirty years of teaching secondary art and ceramics
Sterling silver jewelry designs marketed by celticjackalope.com

Selected Solo Show:
Clan MacFarlane Heritage Centre and Museum of Highland Life, Argyll and Bute, Scotland 2012

Selected Group Shows:
California Polytechnic University, Pomona
Jour de vernissage 1989

Citrus College Art Show:
1966, 1967

City of Azusa Art Show:
1998

Juried Shows:
California Polytechnic University, Pomona
Juried Exhibition 1989