Linda Alvis workingAbout

I work mainly in pastel from my studio in the beautiful and historic Bristol. This historic City is famous for its annual International Balloon Festival, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Temple Meads Station and the SS Great Britain –  Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s great engineering feats.

Drawing inspiration from extensive world travel and a love of photography, I try to capture the essential spirit of my many subjects, portraits and landscapes. Worldwide travels including Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Guatemala, Ukraine, India, China and Vietnam as well as Europe and the UK. These have provided rich ongoing material for my painting, writing and photography.

The Pastel Society and The Society of Women Artists have both displayed my paintings at The Mall Galleries, London and my work has also featured on BBC TV & Radio. My work is available online.  I was invited again as a guest at the 2019 Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival to read my children’s books “Worrall and Robin”, exhibiting my art and take workshops. At the Festival I was awarded the great honour of joint First Prize for poems from my recently published, fully illustrated poetry book, ‘DAWN RISING’. This year (2022) Hawkesbury Upton Primary School invited me back to read my Worrall and Robin books, and take an art class, on World Book Day

I welcome commissions and these can be from supplied photographs. Have a look at my Commissions page and Contact Me for more information or to purchase any of my work.

My pastel paintings are expertly framed by NICHE  who offer 10% discount to my clients and students.