Linda Nedilsky

Linda S. Nedilsky, Fine Artist

Her love for painting helps her find peace from the chaotic energy of the world to re-energize her spirit; every brush stroke is meant to touch a part of the soul of the viewer in a very special way, so they too can find that inner peace.

Linda Nedilsky was born in France to military parents. Her father served as a musician in the U.S. Air Force Band and as a young child, Linda spent many hours learning a musical instrument as well as drawing. Linda gained a love of art from her mother, Marjorie Bates, who was a gifted artist in her own right. In 1973, Linda entered college as a music major, but stage fright quickly motivated her to leave the field of music and pursue her second passion, fine arts and photography.

In 1980, Linda graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and Art Education from Memphis State University and was hired immediately as an art teacher in the Memphis City Schools. Her love of teaching and art allowed her to help inner city school students discover new ways to express creativity. While teaching, Linda continued to pursue art as a professional fine artist. In 1984, Linda met her wonderful husband Jerry, who encouraged her to continue with her art. They have been married for more than 30 years. Linda says, "Jerry has been my greatest fan, and my best critic." The couple has settled down in Northern Virginia.

Linda Nedilsky has received many artist recognition awards over the past few years, and has been accepted in several gallery shows. She was featured as artist of the month in 1998 at Cooper Young Gallery in Memphis, TN. In April 2013, she received Special Recognition Awards for Outstanding Art in the Seascapes Art Competition, the Figurative Art Competition, the Nature Art Competition and the Open Art Competition.

In 2014, Linda received a Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Art in an All Women Art Competition. She was accepted into the NY Art Magazine and Gallery show featuring two modern works that were in honor of her mother who had passed away the previous year from dementia. In July 2016, Linda was juried and accepted into a special month long exhibit at Cabell Gallery, featuring the Virginia Equine Artists Association. In addition, that same month, Linda was also selected as Artist of the Month at the England Run Library in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Linda is a currently an active member of the VEAA. Her reintroduction to horses a few years ago, led her to a new passion for painting horses. Her styles can range from modern paintings with bold colors reflecting the energy, power and gracefulness of horses, to more realistic paintings. Linda has sold several commission works as well as her own works across the United States. Linda is currently working on several paintings centered around mustangs that were part of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management adoption program. Her theme of the paintings will be to reflect the journey of wild horses into domestic life.