When it comes to pets and paintings, no question
LINDA TOWNSHEND STUDIO
Linda was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1955 and moved between Japan and the United States during her youth. While in Japan, she studied privately with several Japanese painters and was also trained in the traditional Japanese art forms of sumi-e (ink painting), Japanese dance and flower arranging.
She later graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art with a BFA in illustration, with additional emphasis on calligraphy and realist painting. She has since had a long, productive career as an illustrator, painter and calligrapher. Her most recognizable work can be found on Arizona Iced Tea labels. Clients have included Cigna Corporation, the Historical Society of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kennedy Health System, Highlights for Children and numerous textbook publishing companies. She taught painting, drawing, and calligraphy for many years at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, NJ.
Over time the demand for Linda’s paintings increased. She now focuses primarily on painting portraits by commission, with a concentration on beloved family pets. She is recognized for her attention to detail and her ability to capture the individuality and essence of her subjects. Her paintings are executed in the style of the old masters, with a detailed underpainting and many layers of luminous glazes, and are destined to become heirlooms.
She currently maintains her studio in Cinnaminson, New Jersey along with her furry staff of 1 dog and 4 cats.