Linda Lucas Hardy
In 2002, Linda Lucas Hardy made a decision to refer to herself as a professional artist. Since that decision her art, and/or articles, have been published in 23 magazines and a dozen books. Her work has been juried into more than 70 National and International exhibitions and she's won an equal number of awards and honors, many being Best of Show.
None if it came easy however. Living in a small town, having few resources and no mentors or advisers meant she had to be her own motivator and teacher. Linda realized the necessity of using what she had, meager as that might be, or give up and do nothing. Doing nothing means a dream can never be realized, so it was never an option. For her, the unknown became the inevitable...it's called flying by the seat of your pants.
She is a ten-year merit award recipient in the Colored Pencil Society of America, past President of CPSA 215, the Dallas/Ft Worth District Chapter and past President of CPSA 222, the Texarkana Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America. Linda is Signature member of the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) and serves on the Board. Linda is also a member of the Mt. Pleasant Texas Art Society.
Linda currently lives in Omaha TX with her husband of 44 years and their two dogs, Max & Toby. Linda has been teaching classes and workshops since 2000.