Resting #1.jpg Oil and cold wax painting


"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up"
Pablo Picasso

Artist Statement

Inspired by the colors, shapes, lines and textures in nature, I enjoy developing layers of history within my work using paint and mark making. Each mark, scrape, and tear reveals the history and beauty underneath the surface. I enjoy finding hidden beauty in a landscape and employ abstraction to bring forth the essence of the scene. Using oil paint with cold wax medium in my paintings allows me to create many transparent and opaque layers which I can excavate into, thus revealing hidden treasures underneath.

It is my hope that the art I create brings the viewer into a closer looking experience and succeeds in expressing the beauty, intrigue and depth in the world around us.  


Artist Bio

Currently residing in Leawood, KS, Linda Nickell enjoys creating art in her home studio space. 
She is a former manager of school programs at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and for many years enjoyed opening up the world of art to students of all ages through creative programming. She has a degree in art education and fine arts from Missouri State University. Previous to employment at the museum, Linda was an art educator in public and private schools as well as a graphic designer and illustrator for corporations in the Kansas City area.

Linda has exhibited in solo and group shows in the Kansas City and Dallas areas with many of her works being held in private collections in a variety of cities.

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Truman Medical Center. 2020 Healing Arts Collection. Work featured in the University Health Building No. 2

Eva Reynolds Fine Arts Gallery.

5621 W 135th St.,

Overland Park, KS
Art is currently on display at this location. Check out the gallery website.

ArtsKC. 2020         
106 Southwest Blvd, KCMO

3DHQ. 2019

231 W. 47th St, KCMO

Country Club Plaza

Ironhorse Gallery. 5241 W.151st Terrace, Leawood, KS

MLB Design and Boutique. 2019
2020 Baltimore, KCMO

New location!
217 W 18th St., KCMO

Paper Birch Landing. 2019

Women in the Arts show

Vanessa Lacy Gallery. 2019 

Small works show 

One Night Stand. 2018

Kansas City Artist Coalition
2010 Gallery.  2018

95th and Nall, Overland Park, KS

Art at the Center. 2018     

Landscape Show, Overland Park, KS

Umbrella Gallery. 2018

Dallas, TX. 

R.G. Endres Gallery. 2018

Prairie Village, KS

Art Source and Design. 2017

Leawood, KS.