artist and teacher, Linda Sargent Beach, it was a natural progression from using chalk as a teacher to painting landscapes
in pastel. After a career as an art teacher from Maine to California, Linda is now an art instructor in
Livermore, CA. She enjoys the challenge of teaching and the perspective that it brings to her own art.
A native of Cohasset, MA, Linda received a BA from Wilson College, PA and MS in Art Ed at Central Connecticut
State University. Linda has studied a variety of media at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and
workshops in Santa Fe. She has studied with numerous national artists such as pastelists Doug Dawson,
Terri Ford, Clark Mitchell, and Kim Lordier. Linda continues to seek new methods for her own expression in landscape.
Her work in natural color often depicts a sense of distance and serenity.
Beach is an active member of art organizations on both the East and West Coasts where she maintains home studios in Yarmouth
Port, MA and Livermore, CA. Membership includes the Pastel Society of the West Coast and the Pastel Painters Society
of Cape Cod. Her award-winning work has been exhibited in group and juried shows in the SF Bay Area, Cape Cod,Massachusetts and
at Wilson College and Addison Art Gallery. Her work is found in numerous private collections from California to Cape