About the Artist
Middle Georgia visionary artist who started painting in 1992 after personal hardship and a desire to be a witness for god.
This is from a text bio that is attached to the back of The Last Supper in our collection: Middle Georgia visionary painter Linda Bruton never planned to be an artist. But in 1992, after losing a grandchild, separating from her husband, and undergoing months of radiation therapy, she promised God that she would find a way to witness for Him. To her surprise, her witness was art. Her vibrant drawings and paintings mirror her faith and arise mostly from dreams. “I go to sleep and see a picture,” she says, “and wake up and start to work.” In her mid-40s, Linda grew up the “underdog” in a family of 18 children, and feels passionately about helping others. She worked in nursing homes for many years, and currently spends much of each day helping children; she finds that her drawings and paintings make the Bible more understandable to them. She hopes that her art will reach everyone, young and old alike, believing that her pictures “portray the messages people need to know about.” Linday typically works with permanent markers and acrylic paint on wood, mirror, and posterboard.