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Rotunda Art Gallery

The Rotunda Gallery is open Monday thru Friday from 9am to 5pm.* 

Linda J.C. Turner
June 30th - September 13th

Artist Statement

Inspiration for Linda's paintings and drawings comes from nature, historic locales, and events, and people in everyday situations. Watercolor is her primary medium.  Her work is found nationwide in private and corporate collections. She has exhibited her work nationally in juried, solo, and invitational shows, including the National Watercolor Society, based in California and the American Watercolor Society in New York City,

Artist Biography

Linda opened her studio in 1976 and began teaching art classes and workshops in 1977 throughout West Virginia and other states. A graduate of Glenville State College, she was an art director and teacher in Public schools from 1968-1975.

Her work has been published in magazines, calendars, and books, including The Best of Watercolor and People in Watercolor, by Rockport Publishers and Artistic Touch 3 by Creative Art Press. Her painting, Philippi Bridge Spring 1861, was commissioned by the historical architects of the Philippi Covered Bridge, and was published in the magazine, American Civil War. It is also the cover illustration of the book by Stan Cohen, West Virginia's Covered Bridges. Her painting, After a Summer Shower, has been purchased for the permanent collection of the West Virginia Development Office at the Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia, The University of Charleston holds Tuna Steaks in its permanent collection, Women Artists of West Virginia.


She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, a co-founder, charter, signature member, and past president of the West Virginia Watercolor Society, a signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the Southern Watercolor Society, a juried artist of the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery of Tamarack, Beckley, West Virginia, and a member of other arts organizations. She was the chairperson of the Fine Arts Exhibition of the Stonewall Jackson Jubilee at Jackson's Mill, West Virginia for twenty-six years. 

*Rotunda may be closed during these hours for private events.

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