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Painting on Cape Cod

     For 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.     
     Linda 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 Cod.
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Painting in Wine Country

Artist Statement:

The changing light on the landscape inspires my painting.  Color nuances, strong horizons, spatial recession, and textural elements are the foundations of my art.  My goal is to capture the essence and spirit of a landscape and convey a sense of place that transcends a visual image guided by my deep appreciation for nature.

I love the simplicity of soft pastels applied to sanded paper on location or indoors.  The medium of pastel permits the contrast of crisply rendered details with more subtle gradations of tone.  The landscape traditions of Jean Baptiste Corot and William Stanley Haseltine are an inspiration. 

My current work is comprised of landscapes that depict a sense of distance and evoke a mood of serenity.  I am as eager to capture the warmth of a color-washed setting sun on a Western sky as the myriad of reflections in the cool waters of New England.  This variety of surroundings and the perspectives gained from my art career continues to nourish and challenge my creativity.

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