Linda Browning Paintings

Linda has painted ever since she was old enough to hold a brush. Brilliant fall foliage and blankets of snow were her inspiration when she was growing up in western New York, and paintings depicting these subjects won her blue ribbons in art competitions as well as a college art scholarship. Coastal scenes and aquatic themes are her inspiration today. Whether it’s capturing the expanse of feathered wings in flight or the shadows on sand dunes in morning light, Linda shares with the viewer the love that she has for her cherished Hatteras Island home. Linda attended West Virginia University in Morgantown and Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. After working as a commercial artist and as a medical artist, she moved to Hatteras Island where she met her husband and established Browning Artworks, the island’s first fine art and craft gallery. After 20 successful years in business, the Brownings closed the gallery so that Linda could return to her long-neglected art career. When Linda’s not working in her studio or painting on location, she’s giving lessons to budding painters, birdwatching, exploring the dunes, playing guitar, or leading song at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church in Buxton, N.C. Linda is a member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, the Dare County Arts Council, and the Hatteras Island Art and Craft Guild. Her watercolors can be found in corporate and private collections across the U.S.