Free-lance artist, illustrator, and writer Linda Aldridge was born in Winchester, Massachusetts, raised in Alexandria, Virginia, and has lived and painted in Monticello since 1983. She works primarily in oil and watercolor/ink, depicting landscapes, homes, and scenes of Middle Georgia, trying to capture on paper and canvas a little of the wonder she feels at the natural world around her. She is happy to accept commissions.
Linda’s book illustrations include Ted Dunagan’s Yellow Watermelon series, and Stone Workman’s The Animals and the Manger, A Mother’s Love, and The Four-Way Stop. Her first novel, The Liberty Guild, is inspired by her lifelong fascination with artists and their stories, with some gothic and southern thrown in for good measure. Over the years, Linda has worked in a boat shop, a high school classroom, a bank, a church, two libraries, and the Chamber of Commerce. She is happiest drawing, painting, reading, hiking, making music, and especially spending time with her family.