Linda Chapman is best known for large-scale watercolor paintings often involving a combination of man-made and natural elements, animals, and art-historical references. Pictures within pictures are a common theme, and subjects such as tapestries, statues, maps, toys, birds, flowers, and shells are combined in tableaux that tell stories of their missing inhabitants. Dogs, monkeys, and wild animals are characters in her paintings and interiors. Sometimes they reside in lush jungles with orchids and tropical foliage, and sometimes they share an environment with Renaissance furnishings, Greek columns, model ships and playing cards.
Born on October 24, 1952 in Bradenton, Florida, she has been an
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