Linda S. Marino
Acrylic Painting; Technology
At a very young age Linda loved to draw and create with pencil and magic marker. In third grade she began drawing dog portraits. By high school, she had both beginning art and business classes under her belt. With a few months of training from a local professional artist, Linda began designing, painting and selling t-shirts to her friends, family and campers during the summer months.
During her college years studying business at Western New England University, Linda receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. However, Linda continued to pursue her love for creating art by signed up for as many art electives as she could. Enough to create a portfolio by her senior year to study aboard with Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. The year was 1986, a time, a place and an experience that altered the course of her life forever. From that point on creating ART would play a big part of her life.
For the next 10 years Linda continued to weave together both her love for creating art with a business mindset to forge a career in the marketing, advertising and graphic design world. Linda’s business, Image Express worked with both local and nationally known clients such as the Screen Actors Guild of New York, CRN International and Masonic Charity Foundation.
"Color, patterns, light and shadow captivate me. Like a magnetic force, I’m drawn to the simple beauty in common objects, the twinkle in a dog’s eye or the way a cool shadow streams across a front porch in the afternoon light."