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Linda G. Paulsen paints in pastels, oil, acrylic and watercolor.  Her poetic realism is especially poignant in her portraits of children and western landscapes.  Linda believes art should be edifying.  “I hope to share my hopeful view of the world, when I paint,” she says.  “Life is better when we recognize the hand of Providence in all we experience.  Beauty is not optional.  We need to look for it; but then we will find it.”

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.

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Linda has exhibited in The Springville Museum of Art,  Zions Bank Spring Art Show, The Window Box Gallery, Monte Bean Museum of Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University’s Woodbury Art Museum and the University’s Library Gallery, the Covey Center for the Arts and in several galleries in Utah, including the Kimball Art Center in Park City, the Alpine Art Center,  Red Plum Designs , Simply Art Gallery, Freedom Gallery, the Provo Library at Academy Square, the Utah County Gallery, the Fairview Museum, Twiggs and Moore, Coleman Studios, Terra Nova Gallery and The Brown House of Fine Arts.  She has also exhibited in the Art Gallery of Western Wyoming Community College, the Out West Gallery, the Community Fine Arts Center and Sweetwater Library System in Rock Springs and Green River, Wyoming. Linda’s art can always be found in Terra Nova Gallery in Provo, Utah, and in the Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, California.  Linda has been a member of the Sweetwater Art Association and currently is an officer of the Utah Valley Artist Guild.  She has won numerous awards in art competitions, including “Best of Show” in the Sweetwater County Fair and in the Utah County Fair.

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 also enjoys 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.”

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