About the Artist

Linda Carole Werthwein Artist and Painter in Beaufort North Carolina

Imagery impressions follow the flow of the media with brush strokes both deliberate and spontaneous. Energy builds through contrasts of color, culminating in calligraphic line. Form is defined and redefined freeing the subject from representational to abstract. Strength and freedom, peace and tranquiity, evident in creation is revealed in her work.

Living along the Atlantic, Pacific and Caribbean oceans has strongly influenced her painting. From East Carolina University she received an MFA in painting and MAED in art education. Her work is featured primarily in coastal NC and the Caribbean. Commission work has been rendered for private, public, corporate, liturgical, university and physician spaces. It is part of the permanent collection of the honors college and school of nursing at east carolina university. It can be found in collections internationally from dublin to singapore, oahu to the channel islands, belize to St. Maarten and San Diego to New York. Her West Indian masquerade dancers go beyond canvas to published research on the african roots and influence in the diaspora. She also contributed research for ECU’s African Art Web site.

Emphasizing personal expression her teaching experience ranges from preschool to the university level, learning disabilities, maximum security inmates as well as professional artists. She contributed to ECU’s “Interdisciplinary Art Education” manual and offers private and group classes including plein-air international workshops.

Coastal NC where wild horses run along the shores of the atlantic is her residence and she returns regularly to the heart of the Caribbean.