Linda Merk-Gould

Linda's approach to painting landscapes follows in the tradition of 19th century painters who sought to reveal nature through unity of design and harmony of light. She has been awarded juried artist membership at Silvermine Art Guild, Copley Society and Providence Art Club.

Her paintings seek to capture the moment when one steps from the objective into the subjective. She applies multiple layers of transparent colors on quadruple primed Belgian linen which results in the light emanating from the canvas. Linda's paintings are in The United Nations Permanent Art Collection, Block Museum of Art and private collections in New England, New York and Florida.

Linda's profession as an art conservator lends a deep understanding of materials and nuanced surfaces. She is a Fellow of IIC and has received awards for preserving The Statue of Liberty, The Freedom Statue atop the US Capitol Building and Henry Moore sculptures on exhibit throughout the US and Europe.


Silvermine Art Guild. Juried Artist Member
Copley Society of Art. Juried Artist Member.
Connecticut Women Artists. Juried Artist Member
Westport Art Center. Artist. Member


United Nations Permanent Art Collection. New York City
Block Museum of Art. Northwestern University. Illinois
Private Collectors in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York City, Rhode Island, Virginia

Solo Exhibits:
Picture This Gallery.Westport,CT. “Reflections of Nature II” 2004
Bank Of New York. Greenwich CT Trust Division. Landscapes from Connecticut to Tuscany. 2004
Picture This Gallery.Westport,CT. “Reflections of Nature I” 2003 (two person show)

Small Group Exhibits:
Copley Society of Art. Passages-Winter 2009. Splash – Summer 2009.
On The Horizon – Summer 2023
Nylen Gallery. Westport, CT. Inaugural Exhibit. 2008
Westport Art Center. Summer Group Show. Westport, CT. 2008
University of Connecticut Stamford Art Gallery. “Familiar Territory”. 2004
General Electric Co. World Headquarters. Fairfiled, CT. “Familiar Ground”. 2004
Westport Arts Center. Black & White Landscapes, concurrent with Wolf Kahn Exhibit. 2004

Juried Shows:
Copley Society of Art-Boston. Members Show. 2009
Guild of Boston Artists. Representational Landscapes. 2008
Providence Art Club. Open Painting 2008
New Britain Museum of Art. 34th Juried Show. 2005
Art Of The NorthEast 2000
Walsh Gallery at Fairfield University. 75th Annual Juried Exhibit. 2004
CT Women Artists Members Juried Exhibit. John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT. 2004

Silvermine New Guild Members Show. Co-Chair. 2004
The Greenwich Art Society. Show of Shows. 2004
Silvermine Art Center. “Landscapes”. 2005
Picture This Gallery, Westport,CT. “Images Of Westport”. 2005
Rockwell Gallery, Norwalk,CT. “Witness To Nature”. 2005
Gallery at Ward Pound Ridge, Cross River, NY. “Plein Air in the Park” 2005

The Greenwich Art Society. Members Show. 2003
Connecticut Artist Show. Milford Fine Arts Council. 2003
Silvermine Art Guild Summer Exhibit.2002. 2000, 1999
Celebrating Life. American Cancer Society. 3rd Annual Survivors Symposium. 2001

Preservation Pennsylvania Award
Pennsylvania Preservation of Public Art. 1997
GSA Design Award. 1994
Urban design Award (Kansas City). 1991
Kress Foundation Fellowship. 1975


Italy: Tuscany, Chianti Region, Cinque Terra, Siena
China New England
Ireland: West Coast France: Dordogne Region

Selected Works