For as long as Linda can remember, art has been an important part of her life. As a child, she spent every spare minute drawing or painting. For years, Linda dabbled in photography, painting, sculpture and a huge variety of crafts and worked as a graphic designer for 18 years. In 1998, she discovered eggshell and mixed media mosaic. Mosaic became her medium of choice. With the use of glass, eggshell, natural stone and slate, she is able to create works with the color and intense drama that she enjoys. Linda loves texture, brilliant colors and creating pieces that will evoke feelings and emotions to the viewer.
Linda Biggers lives in Upstate New York with her husband and two daughters. She is an active participant in local art shows in Albany, Saratoga and Adirondack Regions.
See her work at www.eggshellmosaicart.com
and art shows as well as galleries in Fulton, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties.
'Lady of the Lake'
Elizabeth Quandt is a local hobbyist artist working mainly in watercolor and ink, with a strong fascination of nature. Her professional work experience is primarily in animal care, specifically the veterinary field and wildlife rehabilitation.
“I’ve long been fascinated with the wide diversity of habitats within the United States, from the frigid arctic to the heat of the south. I wanted to pay tribute to several of the places that interest me most, by highlighting species that interact in each natural community (in other words ‘biocoenosis’),” says artist Elizabeth Quandt. “This led me to further fascinating studies of each habitat and expanded across the Atlantic, to incorporate wild areas beyond our shores.”
Elizabeth's artwork can be found at
contemporary watercolor artist
Kiersten Poultney is a mixed media artist living in Saratoga Springs, New York and originally hailing from Northern California. Undoubtedly influenced by her full time career as a fashion designer, Kiersten threads the line between painter and fiber artist. Her work typically explores both the landscapes of upstate New York's mountains, lakes, farms and forests as well as abstract paintings bringing to mind handmade heritage quilts. And all featuring discarded textile scraps that are sprinkled throughout her pieces. Kiersten is often drawn by the ideas of slow living, Wabi-sabi (a Japanese term meaning appreciating beauty that is "imperfect"), antiques, handmade textiles and doing her part to rid the planet of its harmful fabric waste.
Kiersten's work can be found at https://www.instagram.com/kierstenpoultney.art
'Watchful (Saw-whet owl)'