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
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, Artshow.com
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