McCord’s work has been described as abstract realism. She focuses on light and shadow, composition, and value change. She prefers to build many transparent layers when painting rather than direct application. She adapted a method of building layers to the paint and using resist processes she learned as a print-maker. McCord says, “I design my art around mathematical concepts rather than emotion." 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.
Linda McCord works in most of the two-dimensional mediums. She was a gallery owner for 10 years, and taught painting and printmaking at her local college. She has taken numerous international awards, and her art in the collection of museums, churches, hospitals, and colleges. She is a signature member of International Society of Acrylic Painters, Northwest Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society and California Watercolor Association.
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.