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May 12, 2023

Linda Legman won Collector's Choice Award for her charcoal
                             drawing of an octopus

Linda Legman, Eta Psi Chapter, Creates Beautiful Charcoal Images of Animals

Linda Legman, a member of Eta Psi Chapter in Thousand Oaks, became a full-time professional artist since she retired from teaching. She has always produced artwork but dove into it in September 2017 when she inherited a series of old California camping maps. Linda began drawing animals that were threatened, endangered, and/or endemic on these vintage maps. This series is primarily created in charcoal on maps that contain the habitat of each animal. In 2018 one of Linda’s pieces was juried into a professional gallery. It was her first art show in 30 years.

For the past three years Linda has served as an Artist-in-Residence at Studio Channel Islands Art Center located at 2222 Ventura Boulevard in Old Town Camarillo. She has been juried into multiple art exhibitions. In March 2022 Linda won a First-Place prize of $1000 which also came with an offer for a solo show for the two pieces that she entered, "Monterey Bay Two-Spot Octopus" and "Yosemite Means Grizzly Bear." Recently, Linda was thrilled to be part of a five-person show at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum at the marina in Oxnard. She had nine pieces in the show inspired by the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island and the animals of the Channel Islands. Please go to her website at http://legmanstudios.com to learn more and see her work.

Artist Linda Legman′s Website

Joshua Tree Cottontail on a vintage camping map containing Joshua Tree California