Biography

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Linda McCord is best known for her  figurative work in watercolor and acrylic paintings. She has deviated recently to paintings focused on reflections.  About her new series titled Car Show, she says, “Cars have very little to do with my paintings, they are simply vehicles for what is portrayed on their surface.”  With the emphasis on the sheen of the cars, the detail in the motor parts, and the distorted reflections, her work has been described as abstract realism.

 

Linda McCord is a signature member of International Society of Acrylic Painters, Northwest Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association and Georgia Watercolor Society.  Her paintings have been published in several books: Creating Exceptional Color in Acrylic by Lexi Sundell, Painting in Acrylic, the Indispensable guide by Lorena Kloosterboer, The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques, edited by Caroline West.

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IArt didn't come easy for Linda McCord. In fact, her husband, Curly, said "Honey, art is obviously not your thing, so why don't you find another hobby." This only determined her to try harder. She attended American River College in Sacramento, California where she studied design and drawing. It took five years and a lot of hard work, but Linda was finally able to frame, sign and sell her work. She said, "Suddenly I could see light and shadow, forms and shapes. Once I drew a face, I knew where I belonged." McCord started taking awards regionally and nationally, then went on to take numerous international awards.