Month: March 2012

“The Phantom of Lost Kennywood,” Green Tree Times, July 2001

“The Phantom of Lost Kennywood” Latest in Series by Linda Barnicott Green Tree Times , July, 2001 by Sarah Zablotsky The beige carpet in Linda Barnicott’s Green Tree studio is streaked with the colors of her pastel collection. An easel holding an unfinished work sits in the corner under a portrait of her father. But it is Barnicott’s vivid scenes of Pittsburgh and Kennywood hanging on the wall that immediately attract the visitor’s attention. “I like doing a painting where people get lost in it. They can look at it, walk away, and then come back and look at it

Pittsburgh City Council recognizes Linda with a Proclamation, May 23, 2000

Pittsburgh City Council Proclamation Passed in Council, May 23, 2000 Sponsored by Councilman Alan Hertzberg WHEREAS, artist Linda Barnicott has been greatly embraced by the art community and general public of Pittsburgh for the many nostalgic heartwarming scenes she captures; and WHEREAS, since 1975 she has enjoyed a career as a portrait artist, and since 1989 she has produced limited-edition prints and is currently working in a studio at her home in Greentree Borough; and WHEREAS, in 1996 she was selected to be the official artist of the 1996 Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, producing a painting titled “Ya Gotta Regatta”;

Linda Captures Spirit of Pittsburgh, Observer Reporter, May 23, 1999

Artist Captures Spirit of “The Steel City” Observer Reporter, May 23, 1999 by Lori Wilkerson A snowy, twilight evening lit by the warmth of streetlights and shoppers gazing in shop windows graces the front of “A Holiday Tradition,” one of the most popular sets of Christmas cards ever produced for the American Cancer Society. Artist Linda Barnicott captures the charm and wonder of the historic Pittsburgh landmark in rich pastels, the tree soaring over the shoppers and Santa Claus. Originally a portraitist, Barnicott was approached in 1989 to do a Pittsburgh street scene that included one of the old trolley

Kennywood’s 100th Birthday, Gateway Publications, June 10, 1998

Route 6 Artisan Trail Draws Artist to Corry The Corry Journal , June, 2011 by Stephen Sears There’s a certain time of evening at Kennywood Park, just when the lights come on, that the sky turns dusky blue and the clouds shimmer with hues stolen from the sun. The same sky has been over Kennywood since its opening in 1898, although with the ground-level park activities, not many people take time to glance upward. Linda Barnicott did. And while the sky is definitely not the focal point, it helps create the mood for “The Magical Entrance of Kennywood,” the latest