Artist Linda Marie Brandt presents a wide and variegated portfolio of both spiritual and secular paintings.
Her style is late impressionist with the influences of the Pont-Aven (Nabi) and Fauve turn of the century schools.
Drawing since the age of 4, Linda landed her first professional job illustrating political cartoons at the age of 19. With a background in both formal and personal training, Linda continues to illustrate a totally unique style of color and award-winning design.
Internationally, Linda is affiliated with the Order of St. Mary the Virgin, headquartered in Paris, France, and its fine arts ministry of the Marial Museum of Sacred Art.
Linda’s work has hung in Europe and is in the homes of private collectors, including several Ohio political figures, the late President Ronald Reagan, and past Ohio Governor, Senator George Voinovich. In addition to her famous portraits, Linda is also well known for her life-like murals of Tuscan Vineyards and Floral Gardens. With numerous awards during her art career, she has been featured as WTLW-TV’s Art Director and has been at the helm of many International Companies, designing and marketing new and successful products.
Having recently undergone brain surgery for a very rare and serious tumor, Linda experienced a near-death period after contracting spinal meningitis and was in hospital critical care for nearly two months. While receiving an additional MRI, her predeceased son, Scottie, was sent to “bring her home.” Needless to say, her work was not done and Linda was returned to the present.
Linda began painting once more after 13 months of rehabilitation, learning to walk, drive again, and by the prayers and love of her family and friends. Most of all, Linda believes in the Grace of God. Collectors of Linda M. Brandt’s work believe it is even more inspirational and dramatic than before as she shares her “triumph over tragedy” through the gift of art.
Along with her passion for the arts, Linda had written a children’s book titled, Henry’s Life as a Tulip Bulb or Developing an Attitude of Gratitude. Little did she know that this initial draft would evolve into a series of books that would speak to individuals who have experienced life’s difficulties in any capacity. The reader will relate, laugh and cry at the story of “Henry’s Life”. Published by Bloch Publishing Company, Henry’s Life as a Tulip Bulb is the first in a series of 8 “Henry” books and is being enjoyed around the world by children of all ages.
Linda’s speaking engagements relate her experiences of being grateful and how it can affect a person’s being, both now and in the hereafter.
For more information: www.henrythetulipbulb.com