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Linda Lucas Hardy

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Internationally known colored pencil artist, Linda Lucas Hardy was named as one of the 10 Artists to watch in 2008 by Southwest Art Magazine. Her articles and artwork have appeared in The "Artist's", “International Artist", The American Artist "DRAWING", "Southwest Art", "American Art Collector" and Northlight Magazines as well as International Artists Publishing, Inc. In 2007 she won the CIPPY Award and the EXXPY Award - the two highest awards given by the Colored Pencil Society of America.  Linda has the distinction of being the only colored pencil artist to have won both awards. She is also the only colored pencil artist to have won the International Artists Magazines Grand Prize Award which she received in 2005. Linda is best known for her award-winning paintings featuring fruit wrapped in diaphanous clear plastic. Her work has been shown in more than 35 national and international exhibitions and she’s won an equal number of awards and honors. She is represented by Southwest Gallery in Dallas and Wally Workman Gallery in Austin.

  •   Hang On Tightly, Let Go Lightly

    Hang On Tightly, Let Go Lightly

  •   Light Crisp Tasty Fortune Inside

    Light Crisp Tasty Fortune Inside

  •   Number 95

    Number 95

  •   Peaches Cream

    Peaches Cream

  •   Pears in Red

    Pears in Red

  •   Pull to Open

    Pull to Open

  •   Shades of Pink

    Shades of Pink

  •   For Robin

    For Robin

  •   Linda's Studio

    Linda's Studio

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“I love the control. I also work on a fine artist grade sandpaper and blend with a small “dry” bristle brush. Not only is it difficult to do, trial and error has taught me that the binding agent in the pencil must be wax. My method of blending also requires a rather heavy application of pigment. If I haven’t applied enough pigment there’s not enough wax to make anything happen. The way I work is a combination of drawing and painting. I use all the techniques employed for drawing then mix my colors with a brush, as do painters. The only difference is, I mix my colors on the paper rather than on a palette.”