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Light creates form. It curves around the side of a vase, flickers in the wind on the edges of an owl's feathers, and dances from ridge to ridge on the Fibonacci spiral of a seashell. On the frilled edges of an iris petal, it ripples and swirls in a symphony of abstracts. On the back of a cougar, the bunching of muscles as it prepares to pounce can only be described by light.

As a realist artist, it is my task to create light from pigment, dimensionality from a flat plane, movement from stillness. The inhaled breath just before flight, the flickering of an egret's feathers. The moment between moments, where one can pause and wonder at an instant in time, preserved forever. My goal as an artist is to find the small, hidden beauty in the world, to bring it closer to your eye, as a reminder to take the time to appreciate the wonder of light and form and color that surrounds us.

Comments from “From Paws to Plumage – The Wildlife Art of Linda Merchant” one-woman show at Penitentiary Glen Nature Center, Kirtland Ohio.

“Impressed and amazed by not only Linda's skill, but the intense empathy she captures for the animals! Her talent and devotion to painting are inspiring!” - JZ

“Loved it – such talent! Loved the cake and candy! And of course the animals. So real – just WOW.” - JC

“Talented – beautiful paintings – professional!! What a treat for the eyes and soul!”

“Extraordinary Work! Linda – thank you for reviving realism in your art. The show is just a display of stunning work.” - LS

“Rich, vivid colors with beautiful depictions of the wildlife.” - KC

“Linda Merchant is Amazing – Thought some were photographs instead of oil on canvas. Congrats on another quality show!!” - MR

“Quality of light on feathers and fur; the way Linda has captured expression and animal intelligence in their eyes. Information on how pigments were made from natural materials was awesome. Think about what the famous old masters had to prepare before they sat down to paint!” - SR

“Wonderful, beautiful work! Love your style.” - BF

“The picture 'Last Light' – a remarkable talent to depict light – I kept looking for an actual light source – but it's the painting itself that lights up.”

“Stunning animal paintings – Ms. Merchant's talent is God-givem!” - JT

“Enjoyed viewing the original paintings of the gifted Linda Merchant. Liked the paintings of the animals, as well as the fruits and vegetables. The 'apple' looks so real!” - JK

“My 8 year old daughter likes the fennec fox – she says it is sooo cute and looks just like the real one. I like the Anatomy of an Oil painting, watching the painting come to life. Well done! Every fruit looks good enough to eat and every animal ready to scurry away.” - JL

“Beautiful and realistic paintings. I so enjoyed seeing them in real life. What God given talent.” - KD

“We are extremely impressed with your technique. Each print is beautiful.” - JL

“Absolutely beautiful work – Thank you!” - EP

“Wonderful! Very impressive.” - SB

“It is all absolutely stunning and awesome. Thank you we are grateful!” - JK

“Beautiful! Renditions of wildlife and miscellaneous. Soft, sensual, and accurate in style. I, too, am a wildlife artist and can appreciate your work.” - TR

“Artist shows not only great talent but also great sensitivity to her subjects.” - JA

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