Having started life as a professional photographer, Linda has come as far from that as the imagination can stretch. Linda Clayton’s painting life began late. Her mother, a portrait painter, died and left Linda her paints and she followed the thread that led her past oil paints, brushes and realism to her own vision using oil bars. Linda became quickly hooked by the colors and by the oil sticks in particular. She finds working with these bars thrilling, joyful and full of serendipity.