"" T. H. Brennen Fine Art - LINDA TRACEY BRANDON - Artists Info



About the Artists:

Linda's deep love of art, nature and her desire to be the very best artist she can possibly be is a testament to her successful career and underscores the passion for what she does.  She paints a wide variety of subject matter, from landscape and still life to figurative work and commissioned portraits. 

Linda has excelled in painting the portrait and the figure. Most recently, she won First Place in the 2014 Butler Institute of American Art's 78th Midyear Exhibition in Youngstown, Ohio. She has twice been a Finalist in the  International Art Renewal Center Salon's annual contest. In 2006, she won a Certificate of Excellence at the Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition, and in 2005 she won an Exceptional Merit Award from the Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition.  Her paintings and portraits hang in many homes, businesses and institutions and she recently completed a series of several portraits for the collection of Brooklyn Law School.

In 2009 and 2010, Linda's work was featured in a museum show titled "Faces" at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona. She has been represented by galleries across the country and has won several awards from multiple art organizations and magazines. 

Linda is a graduate of the University of Michigan where she won recognition for her imaginative, hand-drawn animated films. Since then she has studied representational art through many years of workshops, classes and private instruction. Her focused study of the great masters of the past and intense daily practice has resulted in a uniquely evolving point of view.  Linda has studied with many of the best representational artists working today and currently teaches painting and drawing at Scottsdale Artists' School in Scottsdale, Arizona.




Selected Awards and Recognition

"Artist to Watch", Southwest Art Magazine, March 2015

First Prize, 2014 Butler Institute of American Art's 78th Annual Midyear Exhibition, Youngstown, Ohio

Finalist, The Artist's Magazine 2014 Annual Art Competition (Portrait/Figure Category)

Finalist, 2013/2014 and 2012/2013 International Art Renewal Center Salon Contests

3rd Place, Portrait Society of America 2014 Members Only Competition (Still Life Category)

5th Merit Award, Portrait Society of America 2013 Members Only Competition (Still Life Category)

Finalist, The Artist's Magazine 2010 Annual Art Competition (Landscape Category)

Mentor, Portrait Society of America - Cecelia Beaux Society Artist Mentorship Program, 2009-11

"Jury's Top 50", Salon International 2007, International Museum of Contemporary Masters, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Certificate of Excellence, Portrait Society of America 2006 International Competition

Exceptional Merit Award, Portrait Society of America 2005 International Competition

Featured in "Master Portrait Artist Showcase", International Artist Magazine Issue #49, June/July 2006

Featured Artist, "In the Frame: Pushing the Envelope", Portrait Society of America Newsletter, Third Quarter 2005

Finalist Winner, The Artist's Magazine 2001 and 1999 Annual Art Competitions (Portrait/Figure Category)

Merrill-Johnson Gallery Award, Northern Colorado Artist Association National Exhibition, 2000

Selected Exhibitions

2014 Butler Institute of American Art's 78th Midyear Exhibition, Youngstown, OH

"Women Painting Women" Group Show 2014, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC

"Pay It Forward" Group Show 2014, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

"Holiday Small Works Show" 2013, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

"Women Painting Women: (R)evolution" Group Show 2013, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2013 Butler Institute of American Art's 77th Midyear Exhibition, Youngstown, OH

"Impressions of New England" Group Show 2012, The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington VT

 "The Expedition and Beyond" Group Show 2012, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

"Large Works" Group Show 2011, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

"Women Painting Women" Group Show 2010, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

Solo Show 2005, Cathedral Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ

Solo Show 2002, Quintessence Gallery, Chandler, AZ