Linda Harrison-Parsons Paintings
Exhibited January 2015

       Scottsdale painter Linda Harrison-Parsons uses pastel and oils to document moments in time, to preserve fleeting images that are here today - but so often gone tomorrow. Trees, leaves and animals (both wild and domestic) are the focus of her work, and Boyce Thompson Arboretum is pleased to showcase a range of her pastels and oils in our visitor center gallery during January. Meet-the-artist at her gallery opening reception Jan. 1 from 10am to noon; and stay for live music - a concert at 12:00-featuring Arvel Bird. Preview Arvel's musical style
       "As each season regenerates and every animal prepares for the season ahead I try to capture the feeling of that event. Using paper-making, print-making and drawing techniques I create paper pieces that reflect a feeling of environment, along with the realistic images that represent nature. Embedding these works in handmade paper as two-dimensional wall pieces or creating artist-made books taken to a sculptural level. Many of my paper-pieces, are created using acid-free recycled papers."
       She earned a Master of Fine Arts at George Washington University following undergraduate art studies at Maryland Institute, College of Art. Here in AZ she has been affiliated with the Arizona Art Alliance, AZ Artists Pastel Society, Scottsdale Artist League and a variety of other arts associations and galleries across the southeast - plus Hawaii, Canada and the UK.
        Her paintings and prints begin with drawing - using graphite, pastels and charcoal. When illustrating a tree, she strives to reflect the texture of bark and fine lines of leaves.She's equally drawn to minute detail when illustrating studies of animals, saying "I want the feathers or the fur of the animals to make you want to reach out and touch them." Her body of work crosses boundaries of print media - she's truly a mixed-media artist who combines prints, drawings and paper-making to accomplish the technical results and to reflect her beliefs of protecting the environment through recycling and re-use of resources.

        To contact Linda or see more of her art, visit her website , explore galleries of paintings ranging from landscapes, botanicals and horses - even pet portraits. Works in her BTA exhibit are available ranging from $200 to $800. For commissions or specific pricing information email

                      Boyce Thompson Arboretum is at highway 60 milepost #223 near the historic copper mining town of Superior, a drive of about 45 minutes due East of Mesa. December visitors are admitted from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; no visitors are admitted after 4:00, and the Arboretum closes promptly at 5:00 p.m. New exhibits begin each month and may be seen daily during business hours; the Arboretum is an Arizona State Park and daily admission must be paid to enter the Visitor Center where our gallery is found. A membership may be purchased in the gift shop on the day of your visit.

Review other recent gallery shows from...

Julie Stubbs, December 2014

John Aho November 2014

Heather Coen August-September 2014

Roger Degler , June-July, 2014

Rimgaudas Vidziunas, March and April, 2014

Michael Madsen and Heidi Golden HeartsRock Photography, February 2014

Elaine Dube Paintings
, January 2014

Becky Joy Paintings, December 2013

Bud Heiss Paintings
, November 2013

Christine Debrosky Paintings, October 2013

Then And Now Arboretum Photography, September 2013

Paul Landau June-August, 2013

Preston Cox and Tammy Knight Photography April and May , 2013

Legumes of Arizona March - May, 2013

Mesa Art League September-October, 2011

Kim Hosey July-August, 2011

Legumes of ArizonaMay-Jun, 2011

Pima College & CACApril, 2011

Jim BurnsMarch, 2011

Kay Cummings
February, 2011

Paul Kinslow January, 2011

Mesa Arts League September, 2010

Rick Cameron April , 2010

Nan Lawrence March, 2010

Barbara Atkinson
February, 2010

Nancy Matus
January, 2010

Barbara Cox
December, 2009

Margaret Whittaker
November, 2009

Artists of the Superstitions
October, 2009

Marilyn Barton
September, 2009

Gila Community College August, 2009

Deborah A. Lee June, 2009

Margie Porter May, 2009

Timm Chapman January, 2009

Paul Kinslow December, 2008

Maggie Leef November 2008

Sharon Sieben October 2008

Nicole Royse September 2008

Judy Bottler Photography May 2008

Bob Estrin Photography April 2008

Mary Isham Watercolors March 200

Susan Strom and Cathy Franklin Lightning Photography February, 2008

Arizona State Parks Plein Air Paintings January, 2008

Carolyn Gray & Connie Thomas December, 2007

Jean Sullivan November, 2007

Sue Cullumber October, 2007

Adriane Grimaldi September, 2007

Mesa Arts League June-July, 2007

Fred Charlton May, 2007

Paul Mudersbach March-April, 2007

Linda Kaiser February, 2007

Edith Kreueger-Nye December, 2006 - January, 2007

Cindy Carrillo October-November, 2006

Bob Rice September, 2006

Bud Heiss July-August, 2006

Mesa Arts League June-July, 2006

Sandy Tracey April-May, 2006

CJ Rider March, 2006

Jessica Green February, 2006

Steve Davidson January, 2006

Don & Carole Schupp December, 2005

Carolyn Gray November, 2005

Martha Burgess October, 2005

Boeing Photographers September, 2005

Lightning Lady Susan Strom July/August, 2005

Mesa Arts League June/July, 2005

Jeanette Bronson May, 2005

Tom Stanley April, 2005

Kathy McClure February-March, 2005

Pam Smyth January, 2005

Tina Faust December, 2004


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