Sleeping Baby Anda
41 inx30 in
About the piece
A baby elephant, Anda, drawn from one of my own photos taken at Surin Project (part of Elephant Nature Park) in Surin, Thailand. I volunteered there 3 times now. I have lived in different villages that all support the Asian elephant by not riding them. It's a form of eco-tourism. This drawing is not framed. It is 300 lb hot press.
About the artist
Linnea Pergola is an artist with patrons across the United States and Europe. She has been in numerous shows and has won awards in group exhibitions. The art world has taken her in many directions but she has now returned to her love of just creating without the constraints of "commercial galleries" or "commercial publishers". Just the pure love of drawing and painting is what she enjoys the most now. Her love of travel has inspired many paintings, especially the Amazon, where she has been six times. She hopes to return to the Amazon soon as well as Thailand, where she volunteered and donated artwork to Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai. She just moved from France where she lived for over one year in a 700 year old house in Saint Antonin Noble Val and moved back to the States in 2015.
Linnea is involved with Urban Sketchers. She especially loves detailed work, whether it be in graphite, watercolors or silks. She often brings out the humorous side of life. Painting cityscapes is her signature stamp and that is how she got well known with Martin Lawrence Galleries. She still does cityscape commissions. Linnea was born and grew up in Los Angeles, California.
From 1987 to 2012 Linnea was an artist for Martin Lawrence Galleries, John Szoke Editions, Quality Fine Art Editions and most recently Galerie-F in Germany. All of these art publishers printed many serigraphs, giclees and posters of her artwork and distributed them worldwide as well as having art shows all over the US and Europe. Linnea taught silk painting in Peru and also on HGTV. She also currently has four images on wooden puzzles distributed by Liberty Puzzles.
1. June 2018 solo show at Marion's Gallery, Red Hook, NY
2. June 2018 Group show at the Nyack Art Walk, Nyack, NY
3. Invited to be a part of Body Painting Event in Washington Sq. Park, NYC, July 2018
4. Member of Gallerie@Rhinebeck and Chatham, NY
5. Awarded Master Silk Painter
The title Master Silk Painter is awarded to those artists who have demonstrated remarkable skills, unsurpassed excellence and exquisite artistry in silk painting. This is the highest level of membership that can be obtained by an artist in SPIN (Silk Painters International), an international organization of silk painters. SPIN authorises this artist to use the initials MSP after their name to indicate that in the eyes of their artistic peers and the world, the artist is a master silk painter.