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Linda Wallentine_Fine Artist
Self portrait_woman contemplating life

I hope people feel something when they see my art. Whether that be a feeling of loss, a recognizable sensation of pain, sadness, or longing, I hope to create a moment that is both deeply personal and simultaneously ambiguous enough for the viewer to connect with as well.



Linda Wallentine is an artist and creative writer currently living in New Jersey. She is a graduate of Lesley University's College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a minor in Creative Writing.

In her artistic practice, she is predominately interested in exploring facets of the human experience. Working mostly in oil pastels, charcoal, and gouache, she uses expressive mark-making and carefully chosen colors to create intimate self-portraits. These pieces often reflect on her own emotional and physical experiences, such as her struggles with depression, anxiety, and insomnia.


Through this process, she attempts to evoke emotional states-of-being as a means to connect with others and better understand her own feelings. She also hopes to inspire fearless expression and advocate for the importance of mental health. Her work has thus become a sort of visual diary - a private, yet public record of intensely felt emotions and experiences. By sharing her own moments of vulnerability, she hopes others might feel less alone in their own lives.

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2020 - Bachelor of Fine Arts & Minor in Creative Writing

            Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge MA


2021 - Featured in Helen's David Hockney Collection (Artfinder)

         - Featured in Premizez online art gallery

         - Featured in "Where Are The Women Artists?" (WATWA)

         - Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission Virtual Art Exhibition

2020 - Featured in Artfinder Gradweek

         - Social Distance Gallery, Intellectually Engaged

         - LA+D Senior Thesis Online Art Exhibition

2018 - Junior Honors, Raizes Gallery Exhibition, Lesley University

2016 - Emerging Artists Art Exhibition, Kean University, Union NJ


2021 - "Issa Rae Marries in an Intimate Ceremony in the South of                       France" - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

         - "Happily Ever After Styled Wedding Shoot in Annapolis,                           Maryland" - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine  

         - "Stylish Poolside Engagement Session at Sencillo Beach in                     Ilase, Lagos" - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

         - "Intimate Spring Wedding in Arlington, Tennessee" - Munaluchi              Bridal Magazine

         - "Playful Little Park Beach Engagement Session in Virginia" -                    Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

         - "Bohemian & French Inspired Engagement Session in Atlanta,                Georgia" - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

         - "Boho Glam Styled Wedding Shoot in Mississippi" - Munaluchi                Bridal Magazine

         - "Luxurious Outdoor Micro Wedding Styled Shoot in Fullerton,                   California" - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

          - ""Spring Flowerbomb" Styled Shoot in Harlem, New York" -                       Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

          - "Outdoor Snowscape Engagement Session in Franconia, New               Hampshire" - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

           - "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, &                      Something Blue: Wedding Traditions Explained" - Munaluchi                   Bridal Magazine

           - "Ruby Jewel Tone Styled Shoot in Charlotte, North Carolina" -                 Munaluchi Bridal Magazine 

           - "Black & White Styled Shoot in Richmond, Virginia" -                                  Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

           - "Mahogany Teakwood Inspired Engagement Session in East                   Point, Georgia" - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

          - "Intimate Vineyard Destination Wedding in Dahlonega,                             Georgia" - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

          - "Muted Romance Spring Tablescape Design Inspiration" -                       Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

          - “Romantic Elopement & Backyard Wedding Surprise in                            Carolinas” - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

          - "Romantic Glam Engagement Session in New Orleans,                            Louisiana" - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

          - "Whimsical Tropical Garden Wedding in Miami, Florida" -                          Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

          - "Simple Glam Wedding in Museum District of Houston,                             Texas" - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

          - “Destination White Wedding in Florence, Italy” - Munaluchi                       Bridal Magazine 

          - “Kamala Harris’s Courthouse Wedding in Santa Barbara,                          California” - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

          - “Romantic Boho-Luxe Mini-Wedding in Sydney, Australia” -                     Munaluchi Bridal Magazine 

          - "Luxury Pantone Inspired Shoot in Savannah, Georgia" -                           Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

          - "Elegant Winter Engagement Session in Providence, Rhode                     Island" - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

          - "Culture Fusion Micro Wedding with African Ceremony in                        Baltimore, Maryland" - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine 

          - "Spring Wedding Tablescape Design Inspiration" - Munaluchi                  Bridal Magazine

         - "Elegant Fall Wedding Inspiration: COVID-19 Edition" -                              Munaluchi Bridal Magazine 

         - "Classic Luxurious Wedding With Modern Twists!" - Munaluchi                Bridal Magazine 

         - "Intimate Micro Wedding, Virginia Museum of Contemporary                    Art" - Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

         - "Playful and Romantic Valentine's Shoot Inspiration" - Munaluchi              Bridal Magazine

         - "Rustic Wedding Bliss in Bakersfield, California" - Munaluchi                   Bridal Magazine 

2020 - "Campus Health Service Has Advice About Coronavirus" -                       Lesley Public Post

          - Article on Witness: The Art of Samuel Bak - Pucker Gallery

2018 - "Miss Darla" (pg. 15) - Commonthought

2017 - "The Generation of Communication

             (pg. 48) - Commonthought

          - "Spiritual Acquiescence" (pg. 12) - Commonthought


2020 - Sally K. Lenhardt Leadership Award

2018 - Chi Alpha Sigma Massachusetts Lamda Chapter 

2017 - Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society

2016 - AP Scholar with Honor Award

         - Jacobson Art Fund Award - Lesley University

         - Presidential Scholarship - Lesley University

         - Kaufman Scholarship - Lesley University

         - LUCAD Pre-College Residency Award - Lesley University 


Linda Wallentine, 2020, oil pastel on canvas (36"x48").
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