Linda was awarded her B.F.A. and a B.A. from the Universities of New Mexico and New Mexico State in Painting and in Art History. She has a B.A. in French and studied for two years at the Sorbonne in Paris and for two years at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Linda began exhibiting her art in 1994. She has been is solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Her work can be found in the U.S. State Department’s Art in Embassies in Addis Ababa and Santo Domingo, and in private and public museum collections. She is the recipient of an Artist Project Grant and a Professional Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. She won third place in La Phoeniquera XI Juried Exhibition, and was awarded a Visual Arts Fellowship.
Linda Ingraham creates interpretive images. She is drawn to the strength of an old oak tree, inspired by the vulnerability of a seedling, and touched by the beauty of a wilting flower. Linda began her artistic career as a painter and thus approaches the making of a photograph as if it were a painting. Thus, she creates an image rather than simply takes a picture. Her images are Photoshop improvisations, where she combines the different elements to create a composition she can continually modify. Her painting background is manifested in fabricating images. Some of her work is whimsical and surrealistic with imaginary and colorful landscapes, while other work is somber and sensitive consisting of lovely botanical renditions. In either case the viewer is invited to immerse oneself in sedate contemplation.