LINDA LUCAS HARDY
Internationally known colored pencil artist, Linda Lucas Hardy was named as one of the 10 Artists to watch in 2008 by Southwest Art Magazine. Her articles and artwork have appeared in The "Artist's", “International Artist", The American Artist "DRAWING", "Southwest Art", "American Art Collector" and Northlight Magazines as well as four books.
In 2007 she won the CIPPY Award and the EXXPY Award - the two highest awards given by the Colored Pencil Society of America. Linda has the distinction of being the only colored pencil artist to have won both awards.
Linda is best known for her award-winning paintings featuring fruit wrapped in diaphanous clear plastic. Her work has been shown in more than 45 national and international exhibitions and she’s won an equal number of awards and honors. Her work can be found in public and private collections nationwide.