LINDA ST. CLAIR
Within the great tradition of painting, Linda St. Clair has set herself apart as an innovator who creates animal portraits that explore the personalities of creatures great and small. Whether her subjects are of the barnyard, domestic or wild variety, they are undeniably the product of an artist inspired by wildlife's vital energy and its broad emotional range.
St. Clair's body of work is infused with a strong narrative sense, a clear articulation of mood and spirit, and an intricate knowledge of animal anatomy. Each painting is completed during a single, intense session out of her studio in Santa Fe.
The artist’s seminal years were spent on a Tennessee farm where she learned the mannerisms and attitudes of the dogs and cows living on the property. As a teenager, she left the country life behind and moved to Dallas to pursue a career in marketing.