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Art By Linda

Updated on September 9, 2014
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The author is an amateur artist and photographer that loves to travel with her husband of 35 years.

An Idaho artist, who is inspired by the beauty of nature and wildlife.

I started with pencil drawings as a young girl. Horses were always my favorite subjects, I loved the wildness and freedom of their beauty. I could sit and watch them for hours on end.

The big cats have since taken hold of my heart. So wild, full of life, so powerful and yet so gentle with their loved ones. Many, like the Amur Leopard are on the endangered species list.

I find myself wanting to paint anything in nature that I find beauty in. My eyes wandered as we travel, storing the memories, hoping that I can recreate that memory on canvas or paper.

In 2007 I started painting and have since fallen in love with it. I enjoy a variety of mediums Watercolors, Oils and Acrylics and the qualities that each have.

Moonlight Dancer by Artist Linda Hoxie,

Moonlight Dancer by Linda Hoxie
Moonlight Dancer by Linda Hoxie

Moonlight Dancer © by Artist Linda Hoxie, acrylic and water color mixed media

The Morning Call - Watercolor by Artist Linda Hoxie

The Morning Call - Watercolor by Artist Linda Hoxie
The Morning Call - Watercolor by Artist Linda Hoxie

Arabian Horse sketch by Linda Hoxie

Arabian Horse sketch by Linda Hoxie
Arabian Horse sketch by Linda Hoxie

Arabian Horse sketch by Linda Hoxie

Quarter Horse sketch by Linda Hoxie

Quarter Horse sketch by Linda Hoxie
Quarter Horse sketch by Linda Hoxie

Arabian Horse sketch by Linda Hoxie

Horses, Father and Son playing in the Red Desert - This painting was inspired by our trip through the Red Desert in Utah and Arizona.

Horses, Father and Son playing in the Red Desert
Horses, Father and Son playing in the Red Desert

Water Color Painting by Artist Linda Hoxie

This painting was inspired by our trip through the Red Desert in Utah and Arizona.

A Blaze of Glory - by Artist Linda Hoxie

Horse called a blaze of glory
Horse called a blaze of glory

Oil Painting by Artist Linda Hoxie

Lighthouse Oil Painting "Imagine" - by Artist Linda Hoxie

Lighthouse Oil Painting "Imagine"
Lighthouse Oil Painting "Imagine"

Lighthouse Oil Painting "Imagine"

by Artist Linda Hoxie

Please have patience, the rest of this page is under construction...in the process of moving my photos from Flickr, who won't let me share my own photos with you on Squidoo, to Squidoo.

Thank you, please come again soon

A portrait of my daughters Boxer - Jersey Girl

A portrait of Jersey by Linda Hoxie
A portrait of Jersey by Linda Hoxie

This is Jersey, my daughters Boxer when she was a puppy.

Sand Dollar Art

But it also inspires this artist to paint. I love the unique form and texture it provides as a backdrop for my paintings.

I hope you will enjoy the Sand Dollars below.

Reflections of the Setting Sun

Reflections of the Setting Sun
Reflections of the Setting Sun

About Reflections of the setting Sun

When I am at the ocean, I am always amazed at the beauty that I see around me.

The light play on the water has always fascinated me. The way the Sun shimmers upon it's surface.

The beauty of the reflections of the boats in a harbor.

This was painted after visiting a harbor in Crescent City, California.

~Girl on Beach watching the Sunset~

~Girl on Beach watching the Sunset~
~Girl on Beach watching the Sunset~

About the Girl watching the Ocean on the beach

I can sit for hours and hours, watching and listening to the waves crash against the shore, the gulls and pelicans flying diving for fish.

The setting sun send an invitation better than the best movies I have seen.

There is something so beautifully moving about sitting on the beach, on the Oregon Coast and taking in it's beauty.

For me it is a religious feeling of awe, for all the beauty that our creator shares with us. For he is the greatest artist of all!

Original Oil ACEO ~Flame~ 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Original Oil ACEO ~Flame~  2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Original Oil ACEO ~Flame~ 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Lana's Manatee - The Magical and endangered Manatee

Lana's Manatee
Lana's Manatee

Lana's Manatee was a gift for a friend, who has a gentle spirit like that of the manatee.

A comment left on my website about Lana's Manatee:

"Janet Gervais

2007-12-10 19:44:19

Linda, Your Manatee is great! So are those eyes on the Wild One! Keep up the good work! Jan G"

Art By Linda - Sketches, Watercolors and Oils

Nature and Wildlife artwork

The Morning Call by Linda Hoxie
The Morning Call by Linda Hoxie

Art By Linda

~The Morning Call~ Watercolor

This painting was donated to a local Idaho Charity for an art auction.

The response to receiving it was as follows:

"I wanted to let you know that we received your beautiful painting today. Thank you so much. I am sure it will generate excitement among our attendees."

She Knows
She Knows

Art By Linda

~She Knows~

A portrait sketch of a beautiful woman"

A Creek by Linda Hoxie
A Creek by Linda Hoxie

Art By Linda

~A Creek~

Inspired by the memories of this artist of fishing at Wikiup Creek, near Bear Idaho in her younger days with her husband. The call of the pair of hawks that always flew over head. My husband, always the comedian named one of them Bigka. There were always chipmunks and beavers building their dams. These are wonderful memories of simple times in the quiet forest catchng pan size brook trout.

Sunset Waves by Linda Hoxie
Sunset Waves by Linda Hoxie

Art By Linda

~Sunset Waves~

My favorite place to spend time is the oregon coast. It is where I would love to retire. I love watching the sunset over the ocean!

White Beauty by Linda Hoxie
White Beauty by Linda Hoxie

Art By Linda

~White Beauty~

My love of horses has stayed with me over the years, content now to just watch them from a distance. Yet I can still remember with fond memory the smell of the horse, the leather of the saddles and hay. The warm feeling of their skin. So gentle yet strong they are.

Art By Linda

Northern Light Series No. 13

"Snow Light, So Bright"

The Northern Light Series was created because of my love of the phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis.

Northern lights, or aurora borealis, are actually caused by solar wind colliding with air molecules in the earth's atmosphere.

The results are spectacular!

This is an original Oil Collectable ACEO or Artist Trading Card. Sixe 2 ½" x 3 ½", about the size of a deck of cards.

This painting was sold and received the following review on ebay:

"Speedy delivery... Beautiful... better than picture...great art"

northern lights series no 14
northern lights series no 14

Art By Linda

Northern Light Series No. 14

Review by the purchaser of this ACEO and 15 and 16 was as follows:

"Love this series Thanks to a great painter/ebayer!!!!!!!!!!"

northern lights series no 15
northern lights series no 15

Art By Linda

Northern Light Series No. 15

Northern Light Series No. 15

northern lights series no 17
northern lights series no 17

Art By Linda

Northern Light Series No. 17

Northern Light Series No. 17

northern lights series no 18
northern lights series no 18

Art By Linda

Northern Light Series No. 18

Northern Light Series No. 18

Wild One by Linda Hoxie
Wild One by Linda Hoxie

Art By Linda

~Wild One~

I think this is still my favorite painting so far. He just took on a life of his own!

Thank you for taking the time to view my art. I really appreciate you stopping by.

Would love to read your comments and thoughts on my artwork. - Thank you for taking the time to view my art.

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      Unity 2 years ago

      I read your post and wished I'd wrtetin it

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      MariaB LM 4 years ago

      Oh you have talent!

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      Beautiful artwork.

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      kougar lm 6 years ago

      You have amazing talent. Beautiful art work!

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      JoyGray 6 years ago

      I love all of your artwork! They are so beautiful!! I really enjoy reading about what inspired each picture! So fantastic!

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      SmileyMom 6 years ago

      I have seen some of these, but not all. They are beautiful. You are SO talented.

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      revisit this lens for give thumps up. ~blessed~

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      Your art is gorgeous! What a great showcase of your beautiful work. *blessed by an angel*

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      ikm83661 7 years ago

      Linda I love your art! The Moonlight Dancer is gorgeous - is it for sale?

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      FlynntheCat1 7 years ago

      Added this to the 'Best Art Lenses' lens :D

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      Babitah 7 years ago

      It was wonderful reading your lens!Thank you for sharing it. 5* and Favorited! :o)

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      sukkran trichy 8 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      vow, wonderful skill within you linda. your northern light series are remarkable,such a great artist you are! really you are my guru. (posted this lens in all of my net working pages)ne

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      FlynntheCat1 8 years ago

      Some lovely work - i like the use of colours, especially ^_^ Are you on DeviantART?

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      Linda Hoxie 8 years ago from Idaho

      [in reply to ajgodinho]

      I think if drawing is in your heart you will find it again. It took me 20 years, until my daughter suggested I make her room an art studio as she was leaving home. I think she knew I needed something to fill that empty hole in my heart that one feels when their children leave the nest! :-) My best to you and finding your art again, Linda

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      Anthony Godinho 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow, beautiful pictures...you're a talented artist, ma'am! I've used to draw and paint since I was a little boy and into my teens, but then life got in the way and priorities shifted.

      Hopefully, things will change now that I've made significant changes to my life...it's a process. But looking at lens sure was a reminder for me...thanks!

      I'll be coming back here...

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      Laraine Sims 8 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      You have added a lot since the last time I was here. I'd like to invite you to add the link to this lens to my art/photo/digital designs plexo in my art lens.

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      Blayde0028 8 years ago

      You have been blessed with quite the talent. I really like the paintings on the sand dollar and seashells.

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      Deb Bryan 9 years ago from Chico California

      Beautiful! Your work is amazing. I am so delighted to find you. You have a new fan :D 5*FAV for this lens. I'm looking forward to visiting more of your lenses.

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      Delia 9 years ago

      very nice artwork Linda! 5*s

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      aquariann 9 years ago

      Hallo Linda! Thank you very much for your compliments. I think your artwork is beautiful, too! The paintings on seashells and sand dollars are especially neat. Great, 5 star lens!!

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      Linda Hoxie 9 years ago from Idaho

      Thank you ArtSiren, I really appreciate your opinion! take care Linda

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      ArtSiren LM 9 years ago

      Great lens Linda! I love your art, especially the cat paintings! 5*****

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      Linda Hoxie 9 years ago from Idaho

      LindaJM, the other Linda!!!

      Thank you so much, and for stopping by. Again, let me know when you get that art page done, drop me a note and I will come and see your artwork!

      Take care, Linda

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      Linda Jo Martin 9 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Great artwork... very inspiring, and for your cousin. I love the northern lights series!

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      Linda Hoxie 9 years ago from Idaho

      coopd,

      Thank you very much, I really appreciate that! :-) Linda

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      coopd 9 years ago

      You are very talented Linda. Your artwork is beautiful!

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      Linda Hoxie 9 years ago from Idaho

      fledgling, Thank you so much for stopping by, and your sweet comments on my artwork. Again congrats on LOTD!

      Linda

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      fledgling 9 years ago

      Linda, your Artwork is just lovely! I don't think you ask enough for it! Great lens, with lots of eye candy! 5 stars from me! I look forward to looking at your other lenses!

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      Linda Hoxie 9 years ago from Idaho

      Happy jack, I've changed my fan club to allow contact, sorry about that! Linda

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      happy-jack 9 years ago

      Thank you struck to the quick, sorry

      your contact is not open by your fan club.

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      DebbieJohnson 9 years ago

      I love your artwork

      Debbie Johnson

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      thecreatorspalette 9 years ago

      Hi Linda, great lens and art!

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      greglong 9 years ago

      thanks Linda,I wish I could travel more..

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      mekon1971 9 years ago

      You have some really beautiful artwork!

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      Home-healthcare 9 years ago

      What fabulous talent! I really enjoyed this lens. I wish I had you to record the wondrous depths of my Amber's eyes before I lost her. I have brightened the intense mode of my caregiver involvements with some fun in a light-hearted "MonkeyBrain" - "DOGSvsCATS" - but perhaps I need the BIG cats and horses, too! They are magnificient. Those eyes... 5***** to you!

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      Laraine Sims 9 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Love your paintings! I'm going to lenroll you to my art lens. "Staycation" I promote artists. Come add your name to my list if you like. 5 stars.

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      lovemybob 9 years ago

      Welcome again? to The Painting Group!

      Impressive work, subtle and moving, congratulations!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Thanks Linda...I'd like to have the links you mentioned about learning more about ACEOs and selling them on ebay. - Linda

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Hi Linda - thank you for the nice comments about my artwork from 2-28; I'm just learning how a squidoo works and didn't see your comment until today. I like your manatee painting...my husband is an underwater photographer and has many photos of manatees playing that he took in Florida and a reserve there. - I notice you do ACEOs-I don't know what they are, and do you sell many? Is it worth the effort? I'd like your opinion. - Linda

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Oh Linda, I am so awed by the talent you have. There is a feminine touch to your craft. I am not suprised but I am impressed. Now I just have to get my but in gear and come over to see your work in the light of day!

      Love you lots!

      Marlene

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      Chrissiebuzybee 9 years ago

      Thank You very much for your feedback! It's really exciting when you realize that people from all over the world can see your stuff,and can say their bit about it. Keep up the great paintings!

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      Chrissiebuzybee 9 years ago

      Beautiful paintings. You have a lovely feminine touch that has made me want to know more about Idaho! What an amazing place you live in..I too love the sight of a big sun setting on the ocean! Also think that your particularly good at painting water! Keep it up, and good on you for your charitable heart!