Linda Truman was one of the founding members of the studio art tour 25 years ago. She is a mostly self-taught artist having had an exceptional foundation in high school and then a few workshops, most notably with Canadian wildlife artist, Robert Bateman. Over the years, her subjects have moved from people and grand landscapes to depicting contemplative, intimate landscapes and the wildlife that exists in them. Birds are of special interest to Linda. The loss of 3 billion birds in North America since 1970 and the disappearance of once familiar birds in her own woods has given her work more urgency. Among the paintings that she will be displaying this year, a lynx, red fox and Oystercatcher are depicted with young as a nod to an uncertain future.