Linda Tracey Brandon is a nationally recognized painter and teacher and has received numerous awards, including two from the Portrait Society of America. A Michigan native, she graduated from the University of Michigan, where she received an award for her animated films. Brandon is also a graduate of New York University School of Law. She currently resides in the Phoenix, Arizona area and teaches at Scottsdale Artists' School.
Brandon's style is grounded in the disciplines of traditional realism and painterly impressionism with a unique, modern sense of content, design and atmosphere.
Awards, Honors, Agency Representation, and Memberships
Featured Artist, "Women Painting Women" Juried Group Show, 2010 Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, South Carolina Finalist Winner, The Artist’s Magazine 2010 Annual Art Competition (Landscape Category) Mentor, Portrait Society of America - Cecelia Beaux Society Artist Mentorship Program, 2009 - 2011 “Jury’s Top 50”, Salon International 2007, International Museum of Contemporary Masters, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas Certificate of Excellence, Portrait Society of America 2006 International Competition Exceptional Merit Award, Portrait Society of America 2005 International Competition Featured in “Master Portrait Artist Showcase,” International Artist Magazine Issue #49, June/July2006 Featured Artist, “In the Frame: Pushing the Envelope,” Portrait Society of America Newsletter, Third Quarter 2005 High Honors/Finalist, SoCal/ASOPA 2003 Juried Portrait Competition, Laguna Hills, California Winner, “Emerging Artist 2002” Competition, East Valley Tribune, Phoenix, Arizona Finalist, Portrait Society of Atlanta Fall 2002 and 2003 Juried National Competitions Honorable Mention, Portrait Society of Atlanta Spring 2002 Juried National Competition Third Place, Oils, Arizona Art Alliance Fall 2002 Group Show Finalist Winner, The Artist’s Magazine 1999 and 2001 Art Competitions (Portrait Category) Judge’s Recognition Award, West Coast Society of Portrait Artists, 2001 Merrill-Johnson Gallery Award, Northern Colorado Artist Association National Exhibition, 2000 Agency Representation: Portraits Inc., Portraits South
“Faces” Juried Exhibition, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, Arizona 2009 - 2010 Richeson 75: Figure & Portrait Competition, Kimberly, Wisconsin, 2009 Richeson 75: Still Life & Floral Competition, Kimberly, Wisconsin, 2009 Invited Artist, Annual Holiday Miniature Show, Scottsdale Fine Art Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2008 Solo Show: University Club of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona, 2008 Solo Show: Cathedral Center for the Arts, Phoenix, Arizona, 2005 Salon International 2004 and 2006 Juried Exhibitions, sponsored by the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas Featured Artist, Quintessence Gallery, Chandler, Arizona, Fall 2002 Portrait Society of Atlanta Spring and Fall 2002 Juried National Exhibitions West Coast Society of Portrait Artists Exhibition, 2001 “Hidden in the Hills” Sonoran Arts League Group Show and Studio Tour, 1999, 2000 and 2004 Northern Colorado Artist Association National Art Exhibition and Sale, 2000 and 2001 “The Best and the Brightest”, Scottsdale Artists School Show, 1997, 1999, and 2002 Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport, Arizona Artists Guild Show, 2000 The New Orleans Art Association National Juried Art Exhibition, 2000 Baker Arts Center in Liberal, Kansas, National Juried Art Show, 2000 Chandler, Arizona, Center for the Arts, Arizona Artists Guild Show, 1998
Education and Teaching
Teaching: Life Oil Portraiture Classes and Workshops, Scottsdale Artists School, Scottsdale, Arizona 2006 – 2010 Teaching: Life Oil Portraiture Classes, Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, Arizona 2005 - 2006 Private Study, William Whitaker Atelier, Provo, Utah, 2005 - 2008 Scottsdale Artists School, Scottsdale, Arizona (classes and workshops, 1996 –2009) Nassau County Art Museum School of Art, Roslyn, New York (classes, 1990 – 1996) Roslyn School of Art, Roslyn, New York (classes, 1989) Parsons School of Design, New York, New York (classes, 1986) J.D. New York University Law School, 1983 (New York University Law Review, Editorial Staff, 1981 – 1982) B.A. University of Michigan, 1976 (Speech Department Honors Award, Film Animation, 1976; Virginia Voss Writing Award, 1976)