Linda Hunter Whitehouse is a native Texan. She grew up in Fort Worth attended Castleberry High School and graduated from TCU with a BBA in accounting. She did post graduate work in tax, worked for an international CPA firm for a few years and later managed a tax department for a large Fort Worth company. Retirement in 2008 opened up new opportunities for creating and enjoying art but she still does tax work as a volunteer for AARP Foundation Tax‐Aide each year.
Linda and her husband Floyd like to go camping and hiking. She always takes her camera to capture ideas for new paintings. Linda also enjoys creating an interesting landscape around her home. She has designed and installed limestone and sandstone walkways throughout her gardens of flowers, vegetables, fruit trees and saplings. Her garden also includes a few interesting pieces of yard art and a pond with a solar pump fountain.
She has been in love with art all of her life. When she was a child, she wanted to spend her time drawing or coloring. She took art classes in school when they were offered and probably would have studied art in college had she gone there directly from high school. Even as a full time tax CPA with a husband and four children she would occasionally find time to paint. She took art lessons from Chris Hailey at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and Natural History for a few years during the 80’s. She works in oils with combination brush and knife applications.
Linda is a member of Texas Artists Coalition, Oil Painters of America and the Weatherford Art Association. She won the Weatherford Art Association’s Artist of the Year for 2010 and 2012 as well as numerous awards for the Weatherford Art Association’s monthly competition. Her work has been displayed in numerous local, regional and national juried shows.