Linda Theobald grew up in the beautiful small coastal town of Pass Christian, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in art. She began her career as an illustrator for the U.S. government, which led to a Department of Defense assignment in Germany and later to work for NASA.
Linda illustrates the towns, landmarks and traditions of the Gulf Coast and the South as well as college campuses. Prior to beginning her drawing, Linda extensively researches to select the landmarks and customs that best depict her subject. Her medium is pen and ink and watercolor, and the average time to create the minute detail in her original artwork is in excess of 100 hours. She also works in oils and acrylics.
Her artwork is available in several series of signed and numbered limited edition prints which include:
Coast Towns - After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the artwork of the towns of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is especially poignant.
College Campuses - Captures the proud traditions, historical architecture and landscapes of southern universities.
European Memories - Illustrates her travels throughout Germany and Europe.
Antebellum - Depicts famous southern landmarks and icons, featuring Natchez.
Coastal Creatures - Detailed illustrations of shore birds and sea creatures.
Linda's unique work is owned throughout the U.S., as well as Canada, Europe, China, Australia and Japan, and has been featured in magazines including Mississippi Magazine and Southern Breeze. She and her husband David reside in Diamondhead, Mississippi.