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Story of an Artist: An Interview with Linda Byrne

Saunders Moore | ArtBistro

February 28, 2011


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What is it that you enjoy so much about the art profession? I like the challenge of having an idea or story and figuring out how to translate that into a visual medium. I enjoy working with my hands to create something beautiful and hopefully help people to see in a different way.

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Did you have an “aha moment” when you knew you had to be an artist? If not, how did you know art was your calling? There was no “moment” that I can recall. I was always drawing and making things since early childhood. I remember when they began teaching art in my grammar school. I was in 5th or 6th grade. The new art teacher, Mrs. Petrillo, saw my potential and encouraged me. In high school we had a great art department, and my teacher, Miss Scanlon, was also a big influence. They both helped me to realize that pursuing life as an artist was possible.

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