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Linda Boisvert DeStefanis


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“I have always considered myself a ‘Fine Artist’ first, even after over 33 years working in the graphic arts industry. From a young age my parents knew how much I loved to draw and paint and encouraged me to express myself. In junior high I was able to take a semi-private oil painting class and by high school I was stretching large canvases to paint on with the help of my carpenter father.
Each time I paint I feel something special draws me to a scene, a watery reflection, billowing clouds, or a child’s delight in the moment. The light and shadows excite me and color adds another dimension as the art evolves. My camera goes with me everywhere. I love capturing beautiful, inspiring images with my camera and have taken hundreds of photographs that I often use as references.
I am primarily a landscape artist who finds myself gravitating to ‘waterscapes’ much of the time. My paintings are realistic where my drawings and prints in the past were more surrealistic. Today I use oils... Read More

“I have always considered myself a ‘Fine Artist’ first, even after over 33 years working in the graphic arts industry. From a young age my parents knew how much I loved to draw and paint and encouraged me to express myself. In junior high I was able to take a semi-private oil painting class and by high school I was stretching large canvases to paint on with the help of my carpenter father.
Each time I paint I feel something special draws me to a scene, a watery reflection, billowing clouds, or a child’s delight in the moment. The light and shadows excite me and color adds another dimension as the art evolves. My camera goes with me everywhere. I love capturing beautiful, inspiring images with my camera and have taken hundreds of photographs that I often use as references.
I am primarily a landscape artist who finds myself gravitating to ‘waterscapes’ much of the time. My paintings are realistic where my drawings and prints in the past were more surrealistic. Today I use oils primarily but over the past number of years I developed a love for pastels due to the graphic quality of the pastels and my love for drawing. I am presently taking a 3rd class with Master painter David Dunlop in his 'Experimental' class. I have been working on smooth surfaces including linen and aluminum which is fun and forces me to simplify my images.
As an artist, I always hope that others will share in the beauty I have found as each painting includes a piece of me.” Read less

DeStefanis Linda Boisvert

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Linda was always involved in some form of art and began to take classic oil painting classes in her teen years. By high school she was stretching canvases over the frames that her carpenter father made for her in order to paint several large oil paintings then and through her college years.
While attending Southern Connecticut State University for her B.A. in Fine Arts, Linda studied and loved Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Photography. Drawing was an important component of the prints she completed and after college Linda began to use drawing with air brushed inks so that her results appeared to be colored lithographs. Linda won a number of awards with these pieces which were time-consuming and more surrealistic. Her first outdoor exhibit was with the Glastonbury On-The-Green Show where she won 1st place in Drawing and 2nd place in Printmaking (about 1979).
After college, Linda found work as a Graphic Artist and has been in that field for over 33 years…but fine artwork is where her heart is. In between her working in graphic arts , she still found time for her art and was part of many juried shows, winning prizes along the way.
Linda has been a member of the Glastonbury and Wethersfield art guilds for many years, winning awards in each. She is also a member of the CT Pastel Society. Her pastel 'Ah, Life on the Beach' was juried into the National 'Renaissance in Pastels' Show last year. Linda is a member artist at the Maple and Main Fine Art Gallery in Chester, CT as well as the CT Women Artists Group. Oils have once again become her favorite medium and she will continue to explore and enjoy pastels as well.