Born and raised in the suburbs of Washington DC, Linda graduated from the University of Maryland, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She began painting in watercolor in 1975 and immediately received accolades for her precise skill. She has accumulated a long list of commissions including: The Limited, Marriott Corporation, Ski Magazine, Winter Park Resort, Aspen Ski Company, Snowmass Resort Association, Vail Associates, Grand Marnier, US Ski Team, Audi, Continental Airlines, Vail Valley Foundation, Steamboat Resorts, Ernst & Young and Dow Chemical.

Complementing her growing acclaim, Linda has received recognition from the world of golf and tennis. Linda was commissioned to create original watercolors for two Jerry Ford Golf Tournaments in Vail, Colorado and the colorful limited edition prints were all signed by President Ford as well as the artist. A second limited edition golf print has been released entitled "Par Excellence." Other related works include a depiction of the US Open tennis tournament, commissioned by Dow Chemical which was reproduced as a poster.

Recognized as the nation's preeminent ski artist, in 1989 and 1999 Linda Roberts was chosen to depict the World Alpine Ski Championship in Vail, Colorado, Vailís 40th Anniversary poster for the 2002-2003 season, Aspen's 50th anniversary as a ski resort, and nine years of Winter Park's annual marketing posters. The US Ski & Snowboard Team has also commissioned her to create original watercolors of gold medal skiers Picabo Street and Jonny Moseley. Each painting was reproduced into a limited edition and each print signed by the Olympic champions!

Linda currently works and lives with her husband, Michael, in a unique home called "Food Plenty Farm" that was built in 1808. Her studio is in the home, as is the frame shop where Mike does all the framing. Linda is a member of the National Art Museum of Sport, the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Art League of Marco Island.

"For the skier or nature lover, a day outdoors, on the mountain, or at the beach can be a peak experience few others can equal. The tranquillity and oneness with nature are some of lifeís most treasured times. My hope is that my paintings inspire memories of those diamond days and encourage dreams and visions of those to come! Painting is a time of great relaxation and fulfillment for me. I am continually intrigued and excited by that piece of stark, white paper, knowing I can transform it into an image of my choosing. The evolvement of the idea from my experience and imagination is a fulfilling experience. The knowledge that others appreciate or enjoy my results merely complements the achievement. I love to paint! It makes me very happy!"


Linda Roberts