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.
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