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Wild About Wildflowers

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Linda Calvert Jacobson is wild about wildflowers! So crazy, in fact, that she has opened an art gallery in Wimberley named Wildflower Art Gallery. Linda has worn, and still wears, many hats. She’s an artist, teacher, entrepreneur, gallery owner, and businesswoman. She’s worked hard at her craft and is beginning to see it pay off.

But before she began to devote her life to art full time, she worked in various creative fields. After earning a BA from Incarnate Word with a double major in art and communications, she earned a Master’s degree and began working full-time as a copy editor at the San Antonio Light Newspaper.  When the newspaper closed, she spent seven years as a full-time instructor at Texas Lutheran in Seguin, then moved to Canyon Lake and became editor of the Canyon Lake Times Guardian for three years, all of which left little time for painting.

When Linda left her job in 2003 she began teaching private art classes and to experiment with her own art. What started as abstracts soon developed into flowers, which was the beginning of her wildflower series that she continues to create and market.

MIDNIGHT DELIGHT by Linda Calvert Jacobson

“Midnight Delight” – Photo Courtesy of Linda Calvert Jacobson

Linda credits husband David for being her anchor, encourager, best friend, and business partner.  He runs the Wimberley gallery on Olde Town Plaza while she teaches art in New Braunfels and paints in her studio above the New Braunfels Art League. The building is 103 years old and according to Linda, has “great vibes.”

FLORAL FANTASY by Linda Calvert Jacobson

“Floral Fantasy” – Photo Courtesy of Linda Calvert Jacobson

When asked about early memories, she laughs and recalls ordering a little oil paint set from the Sears and Roebuck Christmas Wish Book when she was twelve and taking classes from a local painter who taught in the second story of the old fire station in downtown Floresville.

Today, Linda and David travel from coast to coast visiting galleries and participating in fine art shows and festivals. She’s well known and admired throughout the art world for vibrant, happy works. She says her favorite time to work is early in the morning and loves knowing that her work makes someone smile and feel good.

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