Hello!  My name is Linda Barnicott and I'm Pittsburgh's "Painter of Memories." Since 1989, I've created classic, pastel paintings of this beautiful, vibrant city.

Pittsburgh has been my home since I married my husband, Tom, in 1980.  From the moment I  came through the Fort Pitt tunnels, I fell in love with the town and its people.  It is that love that drives me to capture those important Pittsburgh memories -- from meeting under Kaufmann's Clock to a sunny afternoon at Kennywood.

I am proud to have grown my career, my marriage, and my family in Pittsburgh. 

Over the course of my career, I have painted approximately 75 paintings in and around the city of Pittsburgh.  About a year ago, I also started painting orginal landscapes from around the country.  I have had the honor of learning from Richard McKinley and developing a new style of painting.

In 1998 I partnered with the American Cancer Society (ACS) in Pittsburgh to provide their annual Christmas cards.  Like so many, cancer has deeply affected my family. I love that the funds raised from purchasing my cards through ACS can help find a cure for this horrible disease.

For several years, I have also painted many classic Pittsburgh memories at the near-by amusement parks.  Kennywood, Idlewild, Sandcastle, Conneaut Lake, and the former West View Park have all made their way into my collection.  My family and I have spent many a summer day at these great parks, and I love to share those scenes with everyone.

In addition to painting, I run my business selling my paintings and various merchandise including mugs, ornaments, magnets, cards, and posters.  I belong to a couple of business networking organizations and am always looking for ways to expand my market and visibility (like this blog, for example). 

Part of the reason I am writing this blog is to provide tips and advice to any and all interested in starting their own art business.  I have been doing this for a while, and can definitely share both my successes and failures.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I've had some great experiences and heard so many heart-felt stories over the years.  I would love to share those stories with all of you. 

Make sure to leave me comments and follow the blog -- we're just getting started. 

And please -- Check out my website!

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