As a visual artist, Linda works in the mediums of Encaustic, Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media.


Having graduating with a BFA in illustration from Southern Ct. St University in 1990, Linda then moved to NYC to pursue a career in illustration, fine art and consulting.

Moving to New Bedford in 2014, Linda is completing her MAE and making art full time. Having had many shows in New York and Connecticut, Ms. Dempsey is currently and for local gallery representation within MA.


Artists Statement

Through my artwork, I try to find that elusive quality which can transform a figure or a landscape in just a matter of seconds. Working with encaustic is effective in that regard; allowing me to convey that sense of place by capturing its fleeting magic using hot wax and a heat gun.

Attempting to convey the light quality is important to me, it is always the light that interests me most about any subject, location, or dreamscape. It is my inspiration and often my greatest struggle, and I utilize many mixed medias and surfaces in attempt to capture that quality in my work.

While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality, true art lies in a reality that is felt.” Odilon Redon



















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