Linda Wacaster is a contemporary photo realist artist whose passions for life and art are vividly seen in her colorful canvases. Painting animals enables her to capture the true feeling of being in the majestic presence of a splendid creature.
Linda has a rather unusual background style, which gives a sense of depth and richness.
Linda probes the "corners of the animal's world". A log that's fallen in a stream used as a passage for a mountain lion, a field for buffalo grazing, a wooded area for elk are more than just isolated areas. They represent fragments of lifetimes that are tied to a broader, universally, shared humanity. Much of her reference material is gathered on various trips to Wyoming, Colorado and Montana. An extensive reference library of photographs, field sketches and notes provide her with material to create her paintings of favorite subjects such as songbirds, raptors and North American mammals in their natural habitat.
"Whether on location or in the studio working from photos, I feel the sounds, smells and energy surrounding me are almost as important to the creative process as the visual subject", says the artist.