Month: June 2015

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Arts Festival…

To say the least, my first year at the Three Rivers Arts Festival was certainly a memorable one! I love exhibiting at shows because I meet so many wonderful people, and I look forward to helping them find the perfect piece of art. However, in the past, I’ve always been hesitant to exhibit at the Arts Festival because of its history of stormy weather. I used to make the excuse of “that’s the time of year I’m painting,” which really was true. But for some crazy reason, I decided this year would be different, and I applied. I deliberately chose

Hard at Work: Getting Ready for the Three Rivers Arts Festival

It’s been quite a week here at Linda Barnicott Studios! Not only have I been putting in a lot of studio time working on the Oakland Catholic commission, but I’ve also spent hours and hours this week huddled over my computer keyboard, updating my official bio. My bio needed some work for three reasons: One, my website was in need of an update; two, I needed a current bio for my new catalog coming out in July; and three, for a national press release that went out this week to 218 media spots across the country! This was the first

‘Tis the Season? – Santa in the Summertime!

Summer is here at last, and this week I dusted off my booth for my first outdoor show of the season, the Shadyside Arts Festival. (The festival has added a new Spring show in addition to their original August festival.) Despite a dire rainy forecast, we managed to stay dry up until the last 5 minutes. Then as we were loading up the van to come home, the heavens opened and sent buckets of rain! My favorite part of the Festival was getting to meet up in person with some of my friends and fans. My second favorite part, of

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

I’ve been promising you a big announcement for a few weeks now… and the big day has finally arrived! “Shhhh!” – the first painting in my new “Jolly Old Elf” series of holiday Santa paintings has made its public debut. The original has already been sold to one of my favorite collectors. Here is what he had to say about the painting… “The painting, “Shhhh!” takes me back to my early childhood with my thoughts of Santa and who he was for me. The Santa in Linda’s painting is just the way I pictured him – jolly, warm, rosy cheeks,