Linda Marie Wentz
Retired from a successful career in multimedia and advertising and living in Sequim, Washington, Linda saw a glorious watercolor painting of sweet peas by Sally Cays. She knew, from that moment, what she was meant to do for whatever was left of her life. She signed up for Sally’s watercolor workshop. After a six-year hiatus (life happened), she attended several workshops in Woodinville with Kay Barnes and applied herself to a library of books and DVD’s by Mary Whyte, Soon Warren, Nita Engle, Thomas Schaller and too many others to count.
Watercolors that suggest a story, instigate momement and passage of time are the ultimate goals in all of her work. Linda creates vibrant watercolor art in commissioned portraits, flora, fauna and particularly the grndeur of the Paqcific Northwest at her studio in Black Diamond, Washington.
Her paintings will be exhibited at The Art Gallery of Sno Valley, represented by Mt. Si Artists Guild in Snoqualmie, Washington April - December, 2021. She is also a member of Northwest Watercolor Society and Black Diamond Arts Alliance. She has been juried into Northwest Watercolor Society's national exhibition and numerous other art exhibitions.
The charisma of art, dance and music have been close companions from early childhood. Linda also plays the guitar and has published several short stories. Consequently, the recent unearthing of artistic talent in watercolor has gifted new life into an already lengthy lifetime. Grandma Moses began painting at seventy-eight years; Linda picked up her first brush at the age of seventy.
Did she get a head start? Linda feels as if she did and will tell you that no matter what your age, "Seize the day!"