The Oak Island Art Guild will host a workshop by artist Linda Young on September 8 at the Oak Island Rec Center.Linda Young is an award winning artist originally from Brookline, MA and now lives in Cape Cod and South Carolina. She works in pastel, oil, and acrylic.

Her ability to capture the nuance of a scene has helped her win many awards including two BEST IN SHOWS. She is a founding member of 21 in Truro and South Cape Artists, a Signature member of Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, as well as a Master artist of Cape Cod Art Association. She has been in numerous group, juried and solo exhibitions and is in several national and international private collections.

As an active member of the artist community, she believes in helping others achieve their artistic goals. From 2002 until 2009 she was an Artist Mentor through the Schools to Careers Artist Partnership Art Internship program with the Cape Cod Art Museum and Community College.

Young was honored to be included in the book 100 Southern Artists, published in 2012. She will also be in many exhibitions with the various art associations and will be giving workshops on the “Joys of Pastels”. An accomplished animal portrait artist she donates her talent to raising money for animal shelters by painting portraits for the winners of their auctions. Animal portraits may also be commissioned.


Her work can be seen at Sunset River Marketplace, Calabash NC.



Soft Pastels – any brand, any colors
Watercolors and a few brushes – this is for underpainting so do not have to be expensive.
portable easel, apron
small can of house paint – light in color,. Bring what you have.
old paint brush to spread paint on boards – I will supply the boards.
translucent pastel ground – this is used to prepare your surface for pastels.
Golden and Art Spectrum are two brands. I will have some if you don’t.
hair dryer
photos of your favorite landscapes
Viva paper towels
blue or green painters tape

The Oak Island Art Guild Workshops are held on the 2nd Friday of each month, January through October. They are open to artists of every level who are interested in learning new techniques or just enjoy interacting with others who share their love of artistic expression. 

The workshops are held at the Oak Island Recreation Center, following the regular 9 am Guild meeting. They generally last about 4 hours. Anyone 18 or older is welcome. There is no charge. 


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