About the Artist

 Linda G. Paulsen paints in watercolor, acrylic, oil and pastel.  Her poetic photo realism is especially poignant in her portraits of children, western landscapes, and European images. Linda believes art should edify, and reminds the viewer that beauty is not optional.  She sees the hand of Providence everywhere, and attempts to share that vision through art.

Linda has had little formal art education, but has taken various workshops and classes which have helped her to refine her skills.  She has a degree in English from Brigham Young University.

photo of Linda

Linda has had several solo exhibitions, including Window Box Gallery, Terra Nova Gallery, Gallery 101 at The SCERA, in Utah; The Community Fine Arts Center and The Sweetwater County Library system in Wyoming.  She has been a featured artist at Repartee Gallery, Riverside Country Club and Duke’s Jewelry. The Covey Center for the Arts has hosted Linda in duet and trio exhibitions, and she has appeared in many group exhibitions including the prestigious  Springville Museum of Art, The Covey Center for the Arts, Freedom Gallery, UVU’s Woodbury Museum, BYU’s Monte Bean Museum, The Fairview Museum, Peteetneet Museum, The Alpine Art Center, the Provo Library at Academy Square, Utah Valley University Library Gallery, Simply Art Gallery, Utah County Art Gallery, The Brown House of Fine Art, Logan Art Gallery, Kimball Art Center and other venues in Utah, including the Zions Bank Spring Art Show.  She has also participated in group exhibitions in the Western Wyoming Community College Art Gallery, and the Community Fine Art Center in Rock Spring, Wyoming. She is represented by Sandz Fine Art Gallery in Pismo Beach, California.

Linda has won numerous prizes including Best of Show from both the Sweetwater County Fair, and the Utah County Fair.  She is an officer in the historic Utah Valley Artist Guild, and has also been a member of the  Sweetwater Art Association.

Besides painting, Linda is a published writer.  Her stories and poems for children have appeared in Highlights for Children, The FriendThe New Era and Jack and Jill magazines, as well as in various trade books and anthologies published by H.W. Wilson and HarperCollins.  She has also published in Inscape, BYU’s literary journal.  Linda enjoys travel, music, dance and theater.

Linda and her husband, Steven now live in Springville, Utah, after twenty-nine years in Rock Springs, Wyoming.  They are the parents of five children and grandparents of fourteen. Of all her titles and accolades, she most loves, “Grandma.”