About the Artist

Linda Elmer is a native of West Virginia and currently resides south of Fairmont in Taylor County. She received art degrees from Fairmont State University and West Virginia University.

Linda is a signature member of the WVWS and has shown her work in over 100 exhibits in four states, including Tamarack’s Best of West Virginia and the West Virginia Juried Exhibition. She is a Tamarack and Mountainmade artist.

Linda also does graphic design and photographic work, including designs for Ms. Molly’s Appalachian Salsa. She is retired from teaching in Marion County schools where she taught for more than three decades at all grade levels.

Artist's Statement
“My work goes back and forth among 3 themes: landscape; architectural settings; and religious symbols. I work predominantly in water-based paint media (acrylic and watercolors). With cityscapes, the combination of geometric forms with the play of light upon it is what presents the most challenge to me as an artist. I am also distorting the subject to create a more active image. My color interests can be natural or arbitrary.”

Fairmont, WV