Meet OUr Judge

Linda Hoover

Linda Hoover of Houstonia, MO will be judging the Benton County Virtual Art Show. Linda is a woman with a passion for art and a love of people. Linda earned a Master's Degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, in 2003 after graduating cum laude from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri, in 1997 with a BS in Art Education. Her Master's Degree is in Education with an emphasis in Art. She taught Art for 17 years. Now she enjoys watching her youngest grandchildren two days a week and having more time to spend in her studio. Through portraiture, this self-described "people watcher" has found a perfect creative outlet for her artistic talent. Her work is often lighthearted and emphasizes the transparent brilliance of watercolor, her own appreciation of color harmonies, and usually joyous themes. Caricature, a quick and lighthearted approach to portraiture and murals are more recent developments in her art career. Linda is presently serving as president of the Sedalia Visual Art Association (SVAA). She has been commissioned for numerous portraits, other paintings, drawings and murals you may recognize in the Sedalia area.