Linda Tuma Robertson
Born in 1952 and educated at
Oklahoma City University, art has always been a natural
part of Linda's life.
Linda credits her parents
for giving her the opportunity to develop her art talent.
At the age of nine, she studied with the late John Shelby
Metcalf, a prominent Oklahoma artist. He introduced her
to oils which have remained Linda's focus to this day.
Her parents opened her eyes
to the natural beauty of this land through trips West and
around her native state of Oklahoma.
"We always had time to stop and observe a rainbow or
watch a thunderhead form." By the time she was twenty,
her work had been displayed at the Kennedy Center in Washington,
D.C., the Kerr Museum, the Oklahoma Museum of Art, and the
Oklahoma Art Center.
In the 1970's, marriage and two
children interrupted her career. For the next few years art
took a back seat to raising her family. Presently, Linda
is painting and exhibiting her work throughout the Southwest.
The artist's style has been described as a combination of realism
and impressionism. Linda comments, "My desire is to paint
a landscape reflecting my love for nature. I want the viewer
to feel my emotion and inspiration which led me to paint the
Linda Tuma Robertson is a member
of the Oil Painters of America and the Oklahoma Art Guild.