Linda Sheffield

Linda Sheffield grew up in the heart of New York City, attending both Music & Art High School and New York University. From an early age, she found herself fascinated by the mixture of cultures around her. Today, as an artist, she is deeply driven by both the juxtaposition of oil colors on canvas, and sculpture in clay, in order to achieve a similar end: the portrayal of the human condition within the world cultures around us.

Deeply inspired by her generations of Northern/Southern Italian heritage, Linda enjoys capturing the subtlest thoughts of her beloved Italian culture. Most recent is her series of work in oil entitled “Vivere, Ridere, Amore;” a colorful depiction of daily life in Italy.

Completing her BFA at Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a Presidential Scholarship, Linda has shown her work at the Academy’s Spring Show and Art Center Manatee.


2016   BFA Drawing & Painting   Academy of Art University
2014   AA Fine Art   Academy of Art University


2016   Presidential Scholarship   Academy of Art University
2011   Italy Scholarship   Academy of Art University

continued studies

Summer 2011, Plein Air Painting around Italy with Academy of Art University.

Numerous workshops with Stephen Assael, Dan Thompson, Mary Minifie, John Ebersberger Kerry Dunn; Studio Incamminati, Philippe Faraut, and Martin Dawe, Cherrylion Sculpture Studios.

exhibitions and publications

2018   March Featured Artist,
2018   Solo Exhibit, All Angels, Longboat Key, Fl., May 1 – July 30
2018   Italy Solo Exhibit, Manatee Bd. of Ed, Jan. 18 – Apr. 18
2017   Bradenton Herald Feature Article (October 1st)
2017   Artist’s Choice,   Merit Award,   Kellogg Gallery,   Bradenton, FL
2016   Hot, Hot, Hot!    Art Center Manatee,   Bradenton, FL
2009   Spring Show    Academy of Art University,   San Francisco, CA

Classes with Linda Sheffield