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  Summer 2018


Photo of Linda descending
Namibia’s Dune 45
 

Where do I begin to describe a month in Africa? It was awesome. With the two of us having our own private guide, we were able to linger and appreciate all the wildlife South Africa and Namibia has to offer. If we wanted to pause to watch a Secretary Bird or venture out to find Desert elephants, we could and we did. A climb up Dune 45 in Namibia and a 1000' climb up to a remote cave in South Africa which held 500+ year-old Bushman pots helped us make the most of our trip.

We saw the usual big animals: lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, cape buffalo, kudu, gemsbok, and zebra. Some additional surprise sightings were both black and white rhino, mountain zebra, sable, an albino black-backed jackal, and the most adorable one month-old lion triplets with their mom coming for a drink of water. We saw thousands of Cape Fur Seals and tens of thousands of greater and lesser flamingos. This has to be one of my favorite trips to Africa! 

NEW ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS


Introduction to Fine Art   
15" x 13.75"   $2850
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Breath of Fresh Air 
20.75" x 13.75"   $2900
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NEWS
Linda’s painting Fortress is a finalist in the
International Artist Magazine.
In The Artist Magazine competition, which received
over 6000 entries, her piece Track Team is a finalist.


Desert Gems   26" x 44"   $10500.

UPCOMING SHOWS/EVENTS
Aug 25 -
Sept 18
MANITOBA (polar bear, wolf, and bird research)
Sept 7 -
Oct 6
Oil Painters of America Western Regional
Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder, CO www.marywilliamsfinearts.com
Oct 5 -
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International Guild of Realism, Sugarman Peterson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM www.sugarmanpetersongallery.com
Sept 7 -
Oct 6
WORKSHOP by Linda Besse, Triple “D” Ranch, Kalispell, MT. Contact Linda for all the details. Special Opportunity to see animals in natural habitats and study painting with Linda.


Old Salt   8.5" x 12"   $1150.

15908 E. Cooper Rd., Mead, WA 99021     (509) 238-9129    Website www.BesseArt.com     Linda@BesseArt.com


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  Spring 2018


Red-billed Streamertail
Photo by Linda Besse
 

The first of our Spring flowers is starting to bloom, and it won’t be long until the trees leaf out for the season. I got a jump-start on warm weather with a trip to the Caribbean. Seeing the Jamaican red-billed streamertail (a stunning hummingbird), Jamaican Potoo, and Jamaican Woodpecker were highlights as was snorkeling close to Atlantic goliath groupers over a sunken ship in Grand Cayman.

This year I will have additional research trips. While one of the goals is to gather reference for future paintings, my main directive is to refresh my perspective by putting down the camera and sketch pad to soak in the surrounding environments.
 


NEW ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS


Where There's a Will   12" x 28"   $3,750.


Cross Country 9" x 12"   $1600.


Tuktu   9" x 12"   $1450.


Good Mother
7" x 9"   $900
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UPCOMING SHOWS


Out Fox
5" x 7"   $525.


Parade   18" x 36"   $6,500.

May 23 - July 25 Louisa Gould Gallery, Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard, MA www.louisagould.com
May 26 Opening Night Special Event, Louisa Gould Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA, 5 - 7 pm
May 22 - June 6 Endangered Shorebirds, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
June 26 - July 23 AFRICA (South Africa and Namibia)
Sept 1 - 18 MANITOBA (polar bear and bird research)
Oct 26 - 28 WORKSHOP by Linda Besse, Triple “D” Ranch, Kalispell, MT. Contact Linda for all the details.
     Special Opportunity to see animals in natural habitats and study painting with Linda

15908 E. Cooper Rd., Mead, WA 99021     (509) 238-9129    Website www.BesseArt.com     Linda@BesseArt.com