After winning a local drawing contest in third grade, Lynda Harris, the 2020 Old Homes Tour Featured Artist, was hooked on creating. She ultimately decided to make a living as a landscape architect, but after a 30-year career, she retired and found her new obsession with painting.
With a constantly evolving style, Lynda strives to paint light with beautiful brush strokes in each of her paintings. She loves the feeling of putting the paint on the canvas using a “wet in wet” technique and adores layering and creating unusual textures. As a child, Lynda spent many long summer vacations with her grandparents and cousins in the countryside of western North Carolina where there were cows, chickens, horses, birds, and many dirt roads, forests, and fields. Much of her art now reflects her fond memories of those bygone days and disappearing landscapes.
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