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Artist Bio


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. 



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                     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

Continued Studies

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.

Group Exhibitions

                     2017                 Artist's Choice                                                    Kellog Gallery, Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL                Merit Award

                     2016                 Hot, Hot, Hot!                                                    Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL

                     2009                 Spring Show                                                       Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA


                     Roffler Hairstyling College, Atlanta, GA

Professional Experience

                     Instructor, Art Center Manatee (upcoming January, 2017)

Art Organizations

                      American Impressionist Society

                      Oil Painters of America