Linda Tully featured at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery 

 “The Desert is the threshold to the meeting ground of God and man. It is the scene of the exodus. You do not settle there, you pass through. One then ventures on … because one is driven by the Spirit towards the Promised Land. But it is only promised to those who are able to chew sand for forty years without doubting their invitation to the feast in the end.”  Alessandro Pronzato

Local abstract artist Linda Tully will feature a series of new oil and cold wax paintings this September at the Beaufort Art Association in historic Downtown Beaufort. The exhibit, titled “Painting the Desert,” reflects the artist’s journey post-pandemic as she looks with hope toward a new day dawning while she “chews sand.”

As a young adult living in Atlanta, Linda revisited her childhood
dream of becoming a graphic artist and attended the Art Institute of Atlanta. That “career” was short-lived and a season of travel began, and she and her husband ended up in Beaufort, via a memorable stop on a sailboat 25 years ago.

Shortly after moving to Beaufort, Linda joined the Beaufort Art Association and participated in a weekly painter’s group where she honed her oil painting skills. She was first exposed to cold wax through a workshop led by renowned cold wax medium artist Rebecca Crowell. Linda fell hard and fast for the medium and abstract expressionism! She enjoys the challenge of creating a painting that is process driven, and though she has learned various “techniques” in applying the oil and cold wax mixture, Linda finds immense satisfaction in the process of uncovering a mystery in the making while she paints.

The public is invited to meet Linda Tully and other BAA artists at an Opening Reception on Friday, September 2 from 5 – 9 pm at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay Street. 843-521-4444.