Linda McThoy Cobb
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Linda was raised in England in an artistic and creative family and came to the US in her early twenties. She developed a natural interest in painting and drawing from an early age. Working for the World Bank, Linda spent much of her career traveling to and living in developing countries and, inspired by the vibrant cultures of Asia and Africa, continued to paint in her spare time and to promote arts projects with schools in West Africa.

Although she considers herself to be primarily self-taught, Linda also studied at the (then) Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC, and was influenced in her work by her drawing teacher, Joey Manlapaz, a photorealist urban landscape painter. Ms. Manlapaz emphasized the importance of accurate representation, introducing techniques for measurement, perspective, scale, texture and value, while working entirely in black and white. As a result, Linda became fascinated with the power of drawing as a medium, enjoying the clean, tactile simplicity of graphite and paper.

Linda and her husband Gary live most of the year on their working cattle ranch in the rugged beauty of northern New Mexico. They also spend several months in coastal Alabama where their cow/calf operation is located. Cattle management is done the traditional way, on horseback. This gives Linda ample opportunity to observe and photograph her subjects, working cowboys, cattle, ranch horses, and traditional ranch activities. Her art reflects both the beauty and reality of ranch life. She uses Strathmore 500 smooth bristol paper with Caran d'Ache woodless graphite and fine mechanical pencils. Lindaís work is in private collections and has been exhibited in the southwestern United States.


Juried Shows and Recent/Upcoming Exhibitions

2016

  • Western Art Show, Las Vegas Arts Council, Gallery 140, Las Vegas, New Mexico (Juried)
2017
  • Reflections of the West Art Show, New Mexico Highlands University.
  • American Academy of Equine Art, Spring Online Juried Show.
2018
  • American Women Artists, 2018 Spring Online Juried Show
  • National Day of the Cowboy Juried Art Show, Ray Drew Gallery, Las Vegas, New Mexico.
  • 28th Annual ArtsThrive Juried Art Exhibition, Albuquerque, New Mexico.











Braid




Frost











Wrangler
Flanked




Lashes



Gently
Bella



Hummingbird





Secret
Nose



Weary




Buddies




Diva
Embrace

Tagging


Snoozing

Symmetry
Toting
Suckling



Majesty






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