Linda Meyer Browning
Browning Studios of Hatteras Island

Inquiries regarding commissioned works are welcome!


Linda in painting studio
    My emotional response to color stirs me to paint.  My         love of flora and fauna directs what I paint.  Light and         shadow define how I paint it.  I love to sing, and I want         my colors to do the same.  While some painters use a             palette full of manufactured pigments, I prefer to use             only five and mix them to get the colors I need.  By mixing     my own, I achieve harmony and cohesiveness in an             entire body of work.  The creative process of painting is        about passion:  mine.  It's also about sharing with you             my awe of Creation.


Linda has painted ever since she was old enough to hold a brush.  Brilliant fall foliage and blankets of snow were her inspiration when she was growing up in western New York, and paintings depicting these subjects won her blue ribbons in art competitions as well as a college art scholarship.  Coastal scenes and aquatic themes are her inspiration today.   Whether it’s capturing the expanse of feathered wings in flight or the shadows on sand dunes in morning light, Linda shares with the viewer the love that she has for her cherished Hatteras Island home.

"Uplifting and provocative" is how Mary Ellen Riddle, art columnist for The Virginian Pilot’s The Coast, describes Linda's work, which includes her “allegorical tales”.   Riddle also notes, "Whether Browning's using watercolor to portray a leafless tree, three [ravens] eating leftovers in a dining room, or showing a sky through a stucco window that leads - on all sides - to the outdoors, she captures the drama of everyday and imaginary life."

"This visual storytelling that Browning does is done so
well, it draws comparisons to writers like Carroll and         Poe with a dash of Steven Vincent Benét in the mix",         writes Riddle.  She adds, "Browning feels deeply about     nature but never overstates her theme.  And her works     sing with passion that is so perfectly controlled, it makes     for beautiful prose in paint."

Linda attended West Virginia University in Morgantown     and Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.  After     working as a commercial artist and as a medical artist,       she moved to Hatteras Island where she met her               husband and established Browning Artworks, the
island’s first fine art and craft gallery.  The gallery
provided Linda with a sales venue for her artwork, but soon the increasing demands of the business forced her to put her painting on hold.  After 20 successful years in business, the Brownings closed the gallery so that Linda could return to her long-neglected art career.

   This award-winning artist has participated in several      one- and two-woman shows as well as numerous          group exhibitions.  When Linda’s not working in her    studio or painting on location, she’s giving lessons to    budding painters, birdwatching, exploring the dunes,      playing guitar, or leading song at Our Lady of the          Seas Catholic Church in Buxton, N.C. 

Linda is a member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, the Dare County Arts Council, and the Hatteras Island Art and Craft Guild.  Her watercolors can be found in corporate and private collections across the U.S.  View and purchase Linda's most recent works at her studio in Frisco or at shows and fine area galleries
(see link, "Shows & Galleries").

Inquiries regarding commissioned works are welcome!