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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.


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


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

Past Newsletter
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  Fall/Winter 2017

Our first eight-inch snow storm of the season came early. With all the tree boughs heavily laden, it looked like a winter wonderland at the house. (Like usual, I wasn’t quite ready for winter because I was still getting used to fall!)

My trip to the east coast in October yielded one especially fun encounter -
a young loon with his crab dinner!

Linda’s paintings Cat Naps and Range Runners - Wild Horse Series
were finalists in the Richeson75 Animals, Birds, & Wildlife.
On the Ice, American Oystercatcher, and Woven were Meritorious.

Linda has been named the
2018 Artist of the Year
for Safari Club International!
Her winning piece,
Stars and Stripes Forever,
will be auctioned at the Convention.


Loon with crab
Photo by Linda, October 2017

Linda’s painting Woven won
Honorable Mention status
in the Artist Magazine competition.
Nakuru Stripes and One Good Tern Deserves Another were finalists.
This competition usually receives over 7500 entries in 6 categories.

Snowfall   26" x 35"   $11,000.

Jan 31 - Feb 3, Safari Club International, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booths 3076, 3078, 3175, 3177

Feb 23 - 25, NatureWorks, Renaissance Hotel, Tulsa, OK www.natureworks.org

March 13 - 17, C.M. Russell Museum Great Falls, Montana cmrussell.org
Range Runners -Saturday Evening Auction

Looking Over the Menu
18" x 24"   $4200

 35" x 24"   $9000.

Stars and Stripes Forever
24" x 36"   $11,000
SCI Convention Friday Night Auction

Handle with Care

30" x 48"   $17,000

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