© 2019 by Linda Slattery Sherman • PaintingsByLindaSherman@gmail.com • No portion of this website may be reproduced except with permission of the author. 




My abstract art is all about the process. Sometimes it's about the motion of making marks that result from large gestures. Other times it's about the surface of the canvas. I scrape, squirt and rub until I get what I want. Although I generally have something in mind when I start a canvas, often times in reacting to each mark made, I wind up in a very different place from where I started. Having been a graphic designer for so many years, composition and structure are very important to me as well as surface texture and color. Sometimes subject matter emerges, and I go with that if it interests me. Sometimes the marks, color and form are their own subject matter.


I attended college at Carnegie Mellon University where I earned a BFA in graphic design.  My interest in abstraction flows naturally from being a designer. 


After working in my design career for several years, I started my own business , which I sold in 2007 to pursue my interest in painting as well as to have more personal time. Over the years I have taken a variety of painting classes at local colleges and with private instructors. I am currently taking open studio at the Delaplaine Center in Frederick, MD with Ed Ramsburg.


If you are interested in purchasing or knowing more about a painting, please go to the contact page.

Working currently in:



Charcoal Drawing

Mixed Media







2010 - present


Solo Exhibitions

2014: TAG/The Artists Gallery: Boobies & Blooms

2014: Interiors of Washington, Bethesda, MD

2014: The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center: Impressions of the Galapagos, Side Gallery

2013: The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center: Featured Artist of the Gift Gallery

2013: The Artists' Gallery of Frederick: Impressions of Peru

2012: The Artists' Gallery of Frederick: A Painter's Moving Tribute to the Quilt

2011: The Artists' Gallery of Frederick: Selected works by Linda Sherman 

2011: Dumbarton Concert Series 


Group Exhibitions

2016: Coming: Artomatic, Whozeart is it Anyway?

2016: GFAA Annual Juried Show: Best in Show, 2nd place in water media

2014: Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Show

2014: Betty Mae Kramer Gallery, Cultural Exchanges

2014, 2013, 2000, 1999: Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association Annual Juried Show

2013: Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Show, cash award

2012: Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Show, cash award

2012: The Art League at the Torpedo Factory, 7 monthly juied shows

2012: The Artists Gallery of Frederick, Black, White & Gray

2011: The Art League at the Torpedo Factory, 6 monthly juied shows

2011: The Artists Gallery of Frederick, Self Portraits

2011, 2012: The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, A Class Act

2011, 2009: Private Arts, juried show. of communication professionals

2009: Rockville Art League, Best in Show

2007: Rockville Art League, Third Place, watercolor



The Artist's Gallery, Frederick, MD




The Baltimore Watercolor Society, signature member

Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association


2010 - present


Carnegie Mellon University, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Magna Cum Laude