Linda Benson - Drawing
Linda creates art from her aqua home studio and gallery, Artist Xpress, a 46-foot Chris Craft. She trained at the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Art. Her 40-year career as a commercial artist included serving as a creative artist for the Chicago Tribune and most recently as a graphic designer and manager for various Florida newspapers. Linda exhibits oils, acrylics and watercolors winning numerous graphic design awards and was Artist of the Year in 2004 for the Fort Myers News-Press. She painted the co-hosts of FOX TV’s Morning Blend on air. Linda supports numerous charitable causes through her art and judges, exhibits and teaches throughout Southwest Florida.