About the Artist -
Linda Whittemore Printing in her Maui Studio

Linda Whittemore became an artist to express the world around her. Living on Maui, she spends time in her studio creating the new images that continuously inspire her. The physical beauty of Maui is a never ending source for new creations. There is an honesty about her work that comes through to the viewer.

Linda WhittemoreLinda descended from a multi generational artistic family. Both her mother, Margaret Bedell, and grandmother Margaret Hogarth Trumbull, were artists. Notably Linda's grandmother was an accomplished Plein Aire Painter, her mother also a painter and printmaker. Hence came an interest in Painting and Printmaking for Linda. She began a lifelong relationship with watercolor painting at the age of eight. Linda studied two full years with the past President of the watercolor Society, Roger Armstrong, as well as other teachers like Chris Sullivan, Christine Nugent, Hiroke Morinue, Richard Nelson, Michael Clements and Roger Folk. Kristine Nugent was a student of Diebenkorn, as well as Phil Dyke, Millard Sheets and Rex Brandt so Linda was able to gain a very contemporary understanding of painting as well as a strong influence by these California Landscape school of painters.

Linda has worked in many Printmaking styles. She currently works in Viscosity Monotype, although she is trained in the traditional form of intaglio Printmaking. Her background training as a painter is apparent in her style, with the abstraction of landscapes coming to mind. She creates her monotypes on a Printmaking press in her Kihei studio. Each piece is original; it is created first by painting onto a blank piece of plexiglass, using brayers, rollers and brushes. This painted plate is then transferred to the press bed, and a dampened sheet of 100% cotton paper is then placed over the plate. The plate is then run through the press at high pressure, creating the resultant print on the sheet of paper. To create the Next piece, the plate must be repainted with an image again making each piece different, an original artwork. Her works are a story of color and mood, as they reflect our Maui life style. "its all a process, one medium leads to the next. We create from what we know or don't know. My paintings are who I am."

Linda continues to paint scenes around the island further abstracting them in her studio using the Printmaking process. Her watercolor paintings are a prelude to her original monotypes, which are oil based paint and sometimes become mixed media with Metallics Gold and Silver as well as Mica.

Linda Grew up in Laguna Beach, California. She attended Laguna School of Art for several years, also Saddleback and Orange Coast College and Miracosta College in Southern California where she studied Printmaking. Linda has also an extensive background in ceramics, she studied with Chris Kinsch (and others) at Laguna School of Art. Linda earned an AA degree for studio art at Miracosta College, and later earned a BA in liberal arts at the University of Hawaii. Her work is represented by several galleries in Hawaii. Linda has been an exhibitor in Maui's statewide show many years for "Art Maui". Linda's work is also part of the Hawaii State Foundation Art Museum Collection located in Honolulu.

A recent series called the LEGACY SERIES is a tribute to her late mother Margaret Bedell. Live plants are used to create the monotypes, then they are painted in watercolor and become mixed media. It becomes a whole other world and makes the studio a very exciting place!

All work is original (unless otherwise stated) and is created by the artist in her studio on Maui.


Selected Exhibitions and Awards -
Four Seasons Artist Showcase Exhibit
Mondays 8:00am-1:30pm

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
3900 Wailea Alanui Dr
Wailea, HI 96753 [map}
2016 Art Maui, Juried Exhibition, Schaefer Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Maui
2015-16 Solo Show Napua Gallery, Wailea, Maui
2013 Finding the Forest Invitational, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Shaefer International Gallery, Kahuluia, Maui
2012 Full Moon Review, Napua Gallery, Wailea, Maui
2012 Show with Joe Fletcher, Village Gallery, Lahaina, Maui
2011 Mysteries in Color, Napua Gallery, Wailea, Maui
2010 Solo Show, Maui Hands, Paia, Maui
2009 Show with Sandra Clarke, Village Gallery, Lahaina, Maui
2009 Artist -In-Residence, Village Galleries at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Kapalua, Maui
2002-09 Solo Show, Maui Hands Gallery, Paia, Maui
2005-09 Spring Celebration of the Arts, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Kapalua, Maui
2006-08 Solo Show, Village Gallery, Lahaina, Maui
2001-04 Art Maui, Juried Exhibition, Schaefer Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Maui
2001-04 Mural Project, Hawai'i Institute of Human Rights (HIHR)
2004 2004 Multimedia Experiments, Annual Festival, Ebb and Flow Arts, Maui
2003 Primordial show with Margaret Bedell, Viewpoints Gallery, Makawao, Maui
2000-03 Juried Members Show, Juried Exhibition, Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, Maui


Printmakers Show, Village Gallery, Lahaina, Maui
2002-03 Maui Watercolorist Show, Juried Exhibition, Viewpoints Gallery, Makawao, Maui
2001 Acquisition Award, Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and Arts
1998 Solo Show, Del Mar Fine Arts Gallery, Del Mar, California
1997-98 Museum Show, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, California
1999-2003 University of Hawai'i, B.A.
1994-99 Mira Costa College, Art Department
1982-83, 1968-72 Laguna Beach School of Art
Napua Gallery Grand Wailea Hotel, Wailea, Maui
Village Galleries Lahaina, Maui
Maui Hands Gallery Paia, Maui
Four Seasons Artist Showcse Four Seasons Hotel, Wailea, Maui (Mondays 8:00am - 1:30pm)


Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, member
Kihei Arts Council, Vice President