11 Jun Linda Scott is Artwalk 2018’s Featured Artist
Ms. Scott is a painter best known for her sculptural folding screens. The interactive panels, hinged to swivel 360 degrees, create multiple configurations and extend the possibilities of two-dimensional painting. She encourages people to walk around her screens, turn panels, and discover connections.
Born in San Francisco, Scott earned degrees in Advertising Art & Design and in Fine Art. She worked as an illustrator, graphic artist, and muralist in California. Those twenty-five years of exposure to Bay Area art, culture, and education influenced the next four decades of her career as a teacher and an artist in Idaho.
She shared her experience and inspiration for art and creativity with students at Orofino Junior High School, Lewiston High School, and Jenifer Junior High School.
While in the MFA program at University of Idaho, she developed her work with folding screens, which her husband, Ed Baldus, builds from her design before she paints them with acrylics. Her figurative imagery often references classical and modern art. She continues to work with folding screens, as well as water media and encaustic wax. Recently, the subject of her work has turned toward political commentary.
Scott was one of the founding members of Lewiston’s Holbrook Gallery (89-92). She has exhibited paintings in both national and international shows, won multiple awards, and earned signature membership in the National Watercolor Society and the Northwest Watercolor Society. The LCSC Center for Arts & History host a lecture by Ms. Scott at 11 AM on Saturday, October 6. All Artwalk participants and interested community members are invited to attend.