Linda Carpenter was born in Louisville, Kentucky and spent her formative years in the South. She moved west after falling in love with California.
Despite having no background or connections in the entertainment industry, the future artist launched her professional career at a film studio who hired her immediately – a place where she began to refine the ancient art of “falling upward.” Carpenter held increasingly higher ranking positions in the entertainment business, working in film and television production, and then inexplicitly being promoted to manage new technologies at Paramount Pictures, a digital cinema consultant for Qualcomm, Inc. and VP of Advanced Digital Systems for Sony Pictures Entertainment. She eventually became Vice President, Media and Entertainment for Qwest Communications, Inc., where she led the Qwest entertainment network build-out.
After a successful 25-year career, Carpenter retired to reclaim her first love and a second round of art school to pursue drawing and painting. She attended the Otis School of Art and Design, concentrating on drawing, painting and design and later studied under the highly-regarded artist and instructor, Glenn Vilppu at the Los Angeles Figurative Academy, The Animation Guild and in Italy. She continued her fine art training in Southern California at Santa Monica College, with Marian Wynsryg.
Linda Carpenter continues to be inspired by the fascinating people of California, the beauty of the central coast and is profoundly thankful for the forgiving and expressive qualities of graphite, carbon and charcoal.