Linda Greaves is the latest artist to join The Accidental Gallery in Boston.  Her work is now featured in the gallery where she will be honored at a reception from 7 to  9 p.m., Saturday.

She has, apparently, always been creative.  Her parents had a watercolor in their bedroom that she painted at age five. As one of four children, Linda says, “I was always trying to achieve and I have a very broad, vivid imagination.  So creating images has been my way of internally working to solve challenges or to relieve stresses. “

A painter of landscapes, Greaves has captured environmental images in the south since she moved here from Maine in 1992.  The combination of rural settings, flatlands, bush country, and coastal seascapes allowed her to experience nature in a variety of forms.     

 “The environment and countryside have always been beautiful to me and lessons learned from my family were to protect and conserve this natural beauty for its usefulness, and for others to enjoy,” she said.

Using oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors and graphite, she translates these affections to canvas in an impressionistic style.

“This is most exciting for me to have my artwork featured in the Accidental Gallery in Boston. I have been a resident of Valdosta less than a year, and the response to my artwork has been amazing in such a short time,” she stated.

 Having recently retired from corporate responsibilities, she is now able to focus all her time on painting, which she finds truly rewarding. 

In addition to The Accidental Gallery in Boston, her work is also available in The Wiregrass Gallery in Thomasville.

Her paintings are either currently exhibited or have been featured in galleries throughout the United States, including ArtCenter in Sarasota, ArtGuild of the Kennebunks, Maine, Copley Society of Boston, Mass. and Turner Center in Valdosta.

Located at 109 W. Jefferson St. in The Boardwalk (formerly Boston Hardware), The Accidental Gallery is a collective of artists from the south Georgia area.

"I am excited about Linda joining the gallery.  Not only is she a talented artist, but she is full of ideas on how the gallery can grow," said gallery founder, Sandi Shaw.

Gallery hours are Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with hours for special events as advertised; call for appointments if needed. Call Sandi Shaw at  816-309-5131 or find The Accidental Gallery on facebook.

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