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Linda L. Shimmin

Linda Lee Shimmin was born May 9, 1940. A long time resident of Provo and Vernal, Utah; she is a talented expressionist painter in oils who specializes in religious and visionary-spiritualist themes. She lives in Vernal, Utah.

Her work is very independent, though having overtones of Marc Chagal. Her brushwork is powerful, giving texture to her thick paint application. Not sparing color, her work is a swirl of centrifugal forces that both please and give a sense of spiritual drama.

Shimmin's work has been exhibited throughout the state in places such as the Eccles Community Art Center and the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.

Linda Lee Shimmin (1940-), of Provo and Vernal, Utah, is a talented expressionist painter in oils who specializes in religious and visionary-spiritualist themes. Her work is very independent, though having overtones of Marc Chagal. Her brushwork is powerful, giving texture to her thick paint application. Not sparing color, her work is a swirl of centrifugal forces that both please and give a sense of spiritual drama.

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah.

Newspaper Articles

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, July 16, 2000.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, April 28, 2002.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, September 6, 1998.

"Eccles Community Art Center's 29 the Annual Statewide Competition Awards." The Deseret News, July 20, 2003.

"Eccles Community Art Center 's 29th Annual Statewide Competition Awards." The Deseret News, July 20, 2003.

"Eccles Art Center Awards." The Deseret News, July 29, 2001.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, March 21, 2004.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, February 29, 2004.

"Spiritual-Art Exhibit Is More Than Inspiring." The Deseret News, December 18, 1994.

Books

Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

Shimmin, Linda Lee. "A Study of Temperature Contrast in Color." Masters thesis, Utah State University, 1977.

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