"Cassandra" by Linda Harris Reynolds


oil on linen

24 x 36 in.


“Capturing personality that goes beyond the surface is always my goal. ‘Cassandra’ is part of a new series for me, addressing young women in America, and their issues surrounding beauty, strength, and sexual identity. In mythology Cassandra is clairvoyant, but doomed to be disregarded and misunderstood. Though women have made great strides in gaining respect and equality in our American society, there is still work to be done.”

Nationally recognized portraitist Linda Harris Reynolds has been creating captivating portraits for families and individuals for the past twenty-eight years from her studio in historic Centreville, Delaware. Working mostly in oils, pastels, and charcoals, Linda’s lively painting style enhances the personality of her subjects and reflects a blending of Classical Realism and Impressionism.

Most recently, her portrait work was featured in the international Fine Art Connoisseur magazine’s Nov/Dec 2016 issue in “Today’s Masters-The Enduring Appeal of Youth”, as well as the upcoming May/June issue’s “More Than Faces”.
In January 2017, the Delaware Division of the Arts awarded Linda an “Honorable Mention” in the “Established Artist” category for “Works on Paper”, and in 2014 granted her a solo exhibition in their state Carvel Building. The exhibit showcased her figurative work in a show called “Fazes.” Linda was also invited to be a mentor in the Portrait Society of America’s 2017 Cecilia Beaux mentoring program. The program is designed to foster professional growth and relationships between an established artist and an emerging artist in the field of fine art portraiture and figurative painting.

Linda has been receiving commissions throughout the east coast, and has been serving as the Delaware State Ambassador to the Portrait Society of America since 2009. Currently taking on new commissioned work, she is represented by the national portrait agency, Portrait South, as well as the Hardcastle Galleries and Carspecken-Scott Gallery. In 2011 Linda started The Centreville Art Student’s League, where she teaches classical portrait and figure drawing classes seasonally.
Locally she has had five one-woman shows on the Wilmington Art Loop, mostly notable the Mezzanine Gallery of the Carvel Building and the Tower Hill School’s DuPont Art Center. Her group exhibitions include the Hagley Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Designer’s Showcase, as well as shows in New York City and Rome, Italy.

View more of Linda’s work at LindaHarrisReynolds.com

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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