Linda Manne 

                  portrait artist/illustrator/designer/concept artist


            About

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​                                                                                           


                                                                                         


​                                                                                                                   

​                                                                                                       


                                                                                                        Mission statement:

                                                                                                      To touch hearts and imaginations by creating vibrant,

                                                                                                        colorful art, without need for words or explanations.




Starting at age seven, I never wanted to drawanything but faces. I guess I was trying to impress my talented

Father, who was a very accomplished fine painter and commercial artist by trade.

                                                     

After years of sketching practice, observational studies, and my Dad'smentoring; detailed realism became

my natural style. Over the past twenty-five years, I've enjoyed working as a freelance artist; although it feels

more like fun than work. 


My portfolio displays a wide range of art and products including: life-like portraits, fine art, simple line art, illustrations 

for character development, writing and illustrating children's books. Including writing lyrics that  produced a 

12-song music CD for children ages 2 - 8.  Also, my business background includes vast experience with product

development/licensing.   

     

I always take pride in creating my assigned projects with the highest standards, and delivering my best work​on schedule.


My husband and I have four adult children, seven grandchildren, and have enjoyed living in southern California most of

our lives. In my free time I can be found in my kitchen, covered with maple syrup; making stacks of pancakes for our

delightful grandchildren. 


      Relevant Experience:


  • ​Poster Artist "We Are the World - USA for Africa"
  • ABC Eyewitness News TV Courtroom Sketch Artist
  • Mural Makers Artist/Disney Imagineering
  • ​Disneyland Sidewalk Quick-Sketch Portrait Artist
  • Celebrity Portrait Artist
  • ​Founder/CEO Mass-Market Star Kids Educational Products




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