Linda Opperman has been an artist for as long as she can remember. Even as a child she sought out solitude where she could lose herself in her fantasy world and draw. She is a nature lover, enjoys walks on the beach, and a passionate advocate for animals. She lives in a historical house in the beautiful Karoo, that was built by her grandfather and shares it with her loveable three rescue dogs.

I do art because I cannot NOT do it. I am mainly influenced by the Impressionists – colours,  techniques… broad brushstrokes,  use of light , subject matter. My favourite quote is by Edgar Degas…’ A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness and fantasy…. when you always make your meaning perfectly plain, you end up boring people.  During the 1980/90’s I worked as a graphic designer at the University of Port Elizabeth as well as e-Quip Consultants in Pretoria.

I started painting and doing art freelance in 2000 with the following highlights:

* 2 Commissions for the Boardwalk Casino in Port Elizabeth

* Corporate gifts for the OICA International Conference:  wildlife paintings on ostrich eggshells

* Nominee for Arch of Europe Award – Quality and Technology, Gold Class for the above

* Winner of De Kat creative writing competition with a 3-D entry

* Finalist in Carrol Boyes Functional Metal Art Competition

Exhibitions:

* Bovidian Gallery Exhibitions –  Bloemfontein – 2003-2005

* Exhibition at Cuyler Street – Gallery in Port Elizabeth

* Grahamstown Festival in 2011 and 2012.

* Murals for local community clinic.

ART QUALIFICATION & TRAINING

1976 – National Diploma in Art and Design at the then Port Elizabeth Technikon.

I regularly attend workshops by Coen Pretorius and Sonnette Ölls.

Landscapes

Lonely Tree

30 × 5 × 41 cm
R2499,00

Faces

Bronwyn

19 × 1 × 28 cm
R999,00

Landscapes

Reënblom

30 × 5 × 41 cm
R2499,00

Landscapes

Wild Tulips

22 × 1 × 29 cm
R1399,00

Landscapes

Church in Field

25 × 1 × 35 cm
R1399,00

Landscapes

Hofmeyr R390

28 × 1 × 22 cm
R1399,00

Landscapes

Abundance Karoo

30 × 5 × 41 cm
R2499,00

Landscapes

Spring Valley Farm

29 × 1 × 37 cm
R1999,00

Faces

Granny

22 × 1 × 29 cm
R999,00