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Linda Jerina Buis
Primary Medium: original oils - signed and numbered giclee prints and fine art prints on canvas - notecards
Favorite Art Subject: nature and rural landscapes
Artwork Available: Arts Council, Chapman Gallery, Regional Juried Shows and Art Fairs, Studio
Phone: (573) 824-5017
Email:Email Artist
Art, Nature & the Past

Presently, Linda and her husband, Ed, reside on a farm nestled in the rolling hills of Perry County, Missouri. This former "city girl" raised in the Chicago area has spent her adult years living and observing the many and varied experiences of Midwestern rural life. Linda's meandering paths through southern Illinois, southern Indiana and finally, southeast Missouri have presented her with a lifetime of material from which to draw upon for her artistic endeavors.

Linda's intricate oil paintings depict rural landscapes, bird life and natures' vignettes in everyday scenes as they are today and as they were yesterday. Within the detailed blending of real and imaginary images, her creations reflect her very own personal touch. The paintings tend to evoke the viewers’ unique memories from their own childhoods, dreams and experiences. One will always find Linda's signature male cardinal perched within each painting. The desire to find that tiny splash of red often draws her supporters from across a room specifically to her latest work of art. Whether the focus is on a bird's nest in a natural setting or a scene from the past, each detailed painting reflects a life experience and has a story behind it. A patron simply stating that “your work just spoke to me“ or “this particular painting drew me into a better place” is a very humbling revelation to this artist. That alone is a very powerful end result of Linda's sharing of her passion.

Linda has a line of note cards, limited edition giclée prints and fine art prints on canvas of her favorite and most popular original works. She is most appreciative of her very loyal following over the past forty years and welcomes all her newly found friends and patrons. From a personal standpoint, she feels it is one of life's many amazing experiences to be able to touch so many people simply by sharing her creative inspirations.

In addition to her everyday studio work, Linda is actively involved in the family's farm where she, her husband and son raise Mammoth Jackstock. Along with a love of art and daily life on her farm, she is an avid collector of rocks, fossils and artifacts found here in the mid west and from a lifetime of travels.

If you don't find her in her studio or in one of the barns, you might try the surrounding woods or fields; her naturally extended studio without walls!

-Linda Jerina Buis