Linda Newman Boughton

Linda Newman Boughton creates baroque drawings entirely with ballpoint pens as her medium. To create depictions of untouched forests, the artist references her own photographs taken during long walks in the woods. The drawings are loose and gestural and intricate all at the same time from multiple layers of kinetic and contained lines forming the landscape.The energy of the layered lines conveys the life force and spiritual contact she feels while walking in nature. Boughton's passion for drawing started as a child teaching herself to draw from watching her grandmother draw and paint. She later took her drawing skills to The Fashion Institute of Technology in NY where she graduated cum laude in Fashion Illustration. A love of acting and design ultimately steered her to Hollywood where she began painting sets and murals for TV and film but ultimately created portraits and fine art reproductions for top shows and movies like: Water for Elephants, Fight Club and Nightmare on Elm Street VII, to name a few. Several of her first ballpoint pen landscapes are part of the prestigious Stuart and Lynda Resnik private collection and her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Florida, The Chautauqua Institute in NY and The Carrie Haddad Gallery since 2014.

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Civil War Soldiers

The Civil War drawings were my first ballpoint pen drawings and inspired from a dream I had while briefly living in China. The dream had me leaving an exhibit of art which I loved and I awoke sketching an image of one of the works of art so I could remember what I dreamt the next day. All I could make out in my memory was three figures in old fashioned clothing standing under a tree. A few days later I happened upon a book of photographs from the Civil War taken by Mathew Brady and decided to thumb through. As I flipped through pages of images I stopped abruptly on an image of three soldiers standing under a tree. It struck me as being the image I saw in my dream. I began looking closer at the photos and knew I had to draw these men and try to capture the expressions on their faces daring to share whatever I could of their amazing lives as soldiers. Not being a believer in war I was surprised by my need to draw them and found the experience quite emotional for me.

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Linda grew up in a highly artistic and theatrical family. Drawing and acting in plays were a fundamental part of her early years. She attended Florida State University with a theater major and fine arts minord a fine arts minor where she took several drawing classes. Attending a fashion illustration class on a whim resulted in her abilities shining. She taught a summer course at FSU before moving to New York City and later graduated with honors from The Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Fashion Illustration.

She continued working in the fashion industry for nearly a decade as a photographer, illustrator and designer of junior accessories. Missing her theatrical side, she moved to Hollywood to pursue artistic avenues working as a lead scenic in the TV and Movie industry. As a scenic she painted sets and soon found herself creating artwork for those sets as well. This would become the main focus and career, painting murals and making copies of famous artworks or creating portraits of the actors in just about any style requested of her. Some of her original and predesigned artwork pieces can be seen in the movies: Water for Elephants, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Nightmare on Elm Street 7, and Fight Club. Her artwork also was on Amazon's- Man in the High Castle and several TV episodes of Will and Grace and Desperate Housewives.

Linda Newman Boughton has exhibited in several shows in New York and Los Angeles and has paintings and drawings in Lynda and Stuart Resnik's personal art collection. SELECTED EXHIBITIONS Place As Memory, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson - December 2020 Americana, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson - January 2017 Earth Sky Dream, Carrie Haddad Gallery - May 2015
Davenport and Shapiro Fine Art East Hampton, NY July - October 2012
Eckerd College St. Petersburg, FL The 10th Anniversary Invited Artists Exhibit January - March 2012
1078 Gallery Chico, CA September 2011
The Happening Gallery Los Angeles, CA Group Show September 2010
Strohl Art Center / Chautauqua Institute Chautauqua, New York Juried Show June - July 2010
James Gray Gallery at Bergamot Station Santa Monica, CA 2009
Gallery 800 Los Angeles, CA Group Show 2009
Art Salon Washington DC 2009
MJ Higgins Gallery Los Angeles, CA Group Show 2008
The Long Beach Museum of Art Long Beach, CA Group Show - Art Auction X 2005
The Long Beach Museum of Art Long Beach, CA Group Show - Art Auction IX 2003 ART WORK FOR MOVIES ART WORK FOR TV
The Man with the Iron Fists Up All Night
The Lone Ranger Hemlock Grove
Beautiful Creatures Big Love
Savages Desperate Housewives
Water For Elephants Will and Grace
Jonah Hex Access Hollywood
Eagle Eye Various pilots
Déjà vu
Starsky and Hutch
Skeleton Key
The Crow - City of Angels
Fight Club
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Austin Powers- The Spy who Shagged Me
Wes Craven’s New Nightmareb - Nightmare on Elm Street VII
One Fine Day


Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix, AZ
The Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, AZ
Many private residents in the Los Angeles area
My murals have been featured in magazines such as:
Architectural Digest, Child Magazine and Palm Springs Life.