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An email from afar I just have to share...


I am a South African hope-to be artist. I am in Gr.10 and I have art as a subject. For the July vacation I received a project on a artist that inspires me. I have been googling some time now.I really like your work and it got my attention immediately. I like that you illustrate the deeper meaning in your portraits. I am busy with a selfportrait at the moment and I hope in the end it will be good. I like your use of colour and I espesially like your 2009 exhibition. I am going to do my project on you and your work.

Thank you very much for inspiring me.




Linda Newman Boughton is a Los Angeles based artist who makes inspired fine art while making commissioned artwork for the motion picture and television industries.

Linda grew up in an artistic and theatrical family in Tampa, Florida. Drawing and painting always felt effortless and fun for her. Acting and designing in theatre also made up much of her early years. Her first choice in higher education was at Florida State University where she was a theatre major and had an art minor. At the University drawing skills were emphasized, and with a love of drawing people, she found herself in a fashion illustration class, loving every minute of it. Within a year of taking that class, she taught a summer fashion illustration course at Florida State University, and soon made her move to New York City where she attended The prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology, graduating Cum Laude, with a degree in fashion illustration.

She worked in the fashion industry for the next several years, illustrating, designing accessories and shooting freelance photography. Her love of acting and design soon propelled her to seek out Hollywood and the creative opportunities of working in the movie industry.

Within in a year Linda was working as a lead scenic artist painting sets and murals for feature films. On a feature called: Wes Craven's New Nightmare- Nightmare on Elm Street VII, there was a need for a Warhol styled triptych and she knew she could paint it- even though she hadn't painted a canvas in almost 10 years. The film ended up needing many paintings and she painted every one. Each was a different style, and she learned something new about herself in the process. She could paint any style and she had a sharp eye for reproduction painting. She went on to create artwork for movies and television, painting whatever was asked of her in whatever style was needed, and was learning to really see as an artist sees, and gaining confidence in herself as a painter along the way. Her work has been seen in several feature films in the past decade along with several paintings done for television as well. 

A self taught painter and lover of portraiture, Linda has exhibited her paintings at The James Grey Gallery at Bergamot Station and has been in several group shows in Los Angeles, a couple at The Long Beach Museum and a juried show at The Chautauqua Institute in New York.

Her recent work is an exciting return to her first love - drawing. Taking historical portraits of Civil War soldiers and generals and baroque landscape images she is making dynamic drawings with a ball point pen creating unique drawings that at a distance have an etching feel to them but upon close inspection, they yield a wildly expressive work of art that puts the drawings into a decisively contemporary and somewhat pop-art place. These new drawings have been exhibited most recently at Davenport and Shapiro Fine Art Gallery in E. Hampton , NY.


Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, FL
The 10th Anniversary Invited Artists Exhibit
Jan - Mar 2012

1078 Gallery
Chico, CA
Sept 2011
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The Happening Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
Group Show
Sept 2010
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Strohl Art Center / Chautauqua Institute
Chautauqua, New York
Group Show
June - July 2010
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James Gray Gallery at Bergamot Station
Santa Monica, CA
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Gallery 800
Los Angeles, CA
Group Show

Art Salon
Washington DC

MJ Higgins Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
Group Show

The Long Beach Museum of Art
Long Beach, CA
Group Show - Art Auction X

The Long Beach Museum of Art
Long Beach, CA
Group Show - Art Auction IX


Water For Elephants
Jonah Hex
Eagle Eye
Déjà vu
Starsky and Hutch
Skeleton Key
The Crow - City of Angels
Fight Club
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Austin Powers- The Spy who Shagged Me
Wes Craven’s New Nightmareb - Nightmare on Elm Street VII
One Fine Day
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Big Love
Desperate Housewives
Will and Grace
Access Hollywood
Various pilots
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Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix, AZ
The Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, AZ
Many private residents in the Los Angeles area
My murals have been featured in magazines such as: Architectural Digest, Child Magazine and Palm Springs Life.
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Several paintings in the Resnik Collection


A Stroke of Genius Portraits

Joan Rivers:
"Linda is wonderful. She made my grandson's room an absolute fantasy. Her work is magical. I think she's the best."

Melissa Rivers:
"I love what Linda has created throughout my home. Her unique vision and talent transcends beyond the imagination. She is truly one of a kind."

Eric McCormack (star of Will & Grace) and his wife Janet:
"Linda made our baby's room unbelievable. After painting an amazing sky on the ceiling, she recreated, large scale, pages from our favorite kids' books on the walls. The paintings manage to be uncannily accurate and strikingly original at the same time, clearly the result of someone who loves her work. The only problem is, how do we take the room with us when it comes time to sell?! Thanks again, darlin'. People freak out when they see it."

Edgar Pablos, Film Director:
"I enjoyed seeing your paintings at the gallery. I love your work so much. I think your portraits are very cinematic. You use light and color on your subject to create a mood that reflects the dimensions of humanity and, dare I say it, the divine in us all. You can see it in us and you recreate it without the filters of perception... and for that -- thank you, sweetheart. BRAVO! "

Tedd Webb, Radio Personality:
"Good God girl what talent. You are awesome !!!"

Marisa Seaton, Patriot, Loud-mouth and Comedian:
"Oh my GOD!!!!  Linda is amazing!  She's like...I don't even have the words! I'd rip her s*** off the internet and frame it! She is better than Thomas Kincaid!"

Melanie Jones, Educator:
Your ability to capture such an accurate likeness of your subject is uncanny. But what is most unique, you take your viewer on a very personal journey. Your work is profound because your paintings reach out and touch the viewer, speaking to them directly. Leaving with them the story that is meant for them and them alone. The message delivered is unique for each person who has the good fortune to embrace your beautiful art. I am excited that the world is able to see your amazing talent and experience the your gift of true art.

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