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Linda McCluskey

France Born in: 2019
Translation in progress

When every fairytale comes true...

Growing up a little girl in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, I believed in fairy tales. The future was full of of them and I believed. Then, like with so many of us, life got in the way and I lost sight of my dreams and lost my belief.

At 20, I went off to major in English at the University of Maine at Orono. There, I encountered oil paint and fell in love and quickly changed my major to Fine Arts. I fell completely in love with the smell, the texture, and the discoveries in the paint.

Somewhere along the way, it became necessary to leave school to support my children and family with a "real" job.. Slowly, my brushes and paints and dreams faded out of the house and into the basement. I was left with old photographs of my paintings and carried them everywhere as a reminder of who I'd once been before being Mom, wife and employee.

At 40, something happened and I woke up. Maybe it was just the birthday but I began to question myself: How could I think of myself as a painter when all there was to show were 15-year-old ragged photos? Why did I let my true love get put on a shelf for so long? So I started painting again and even came to France on a painting workshop. Well, to make a long story short, I quit my "real" job and went back to the University of Massachusetts where the smell of linseed oil and turpentine intoxicated me once more. Painting was like putting on an old well-worn, well-loved t-shirt that I'd forgotten all about. My life was perfect.

After the first year back in university, my life fell apart with the unexpected death of my partner of 6 years. I was lost without him and didn't know what to do or where to go. My life was over... or so I thought. One night, a voice in my head said 'If something as strange as his death can happen, why isn't everything else possible? Follow your dreams, not what's expected of you.' My kids were grown. Everything I'd had was gone. A wise friend told me to not look for the highway but instead, just follow the little paths that life offers up. Why not? So I packed up and moved to Paris and within a week had a show. It was a group show and not a big one but I was showing (and selling!) paintings in Paris!

Now I'm still living and painting in Paris and Seborga, Italy, a dream I never believed possible. So you see, fairytales do come true.

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Linda McCluskey, Rue de Lanneau, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Rue de Lanneau, 2020
19.7 x 7.9 x 0.6 inch
Painting

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Linda McCluskey, The Butterscotch Atelier, Painting

Linda McCluskey

The Butterscotch Atelier, 2019
36.2 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,615

Linda McCluskey, The Angels Wanna Wear my Red Shoes, Painting

Linda McCluskey

The Angels Wanna Wear my Red Shoes, 2015
27.6 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,904

Linda McCluskey, Seborga Sunset, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Seborga Sunset, 2020
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Linda McCluskey, Seborga Mimosa, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Seborga Mimosa, 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$750

Linda McCluskey, Paris Night, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Paris Night, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,788

Linda McCluskey, Paris Azur 2 (series of 3), Painting

Linda McCluskey

Paris Azur 2 (series of 3), 2020
15.7 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,615

Linda McCluskey, Paris Azur I (series of 3), Painting

Linda McCluskey

Paris Azur I (series of 3), 2020
15.7 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,615

Linda McCluskey, Nice Rooftops, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Nice Rooftops, 2020
31.9 x 45.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,250

Linda McCluskey, Le Cannet by night, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Le Cannet by night, 2019
31.5 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,250

Linda McCluskey, Dolceacqua, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Dolceacqua, 2020
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,615

Linda McCluskey, Danilo's Seborga, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Danilo's Seborga, 2020
35 x 45.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Linda McCluskey, Cosi after the rain, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Cosi after the rain, 2019
36.2 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,615

Linda McCluskey, Bordighera Mimosa, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Bordighera Mimosa, 2020
15.7 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,615

Linda McCluskey, Souvenir de Notre-Dame, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Souvenir de Notre-Dame, 2019
28.7 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Linda McCluskey, Paint the Sky, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Paint the Sky, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,038

Linda McCluskey, Panthéon, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Panthéon, 2019
28.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Linda McCluskey, Les Pipos, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Les Pipos, 2019
36.2 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Linda McCluskey, Fête de la musique, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Fête de la musique, 2018
11.8 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Painting

$404

Linda McCluskey, Coolin Jazz, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Coolin Jazz, 2018
35 x 44.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Linda McCluskey, Afternoon in Montmartre, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Afternoon in Montmartre, 2018
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Painting

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Linda McCluskey, Brisa's window, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Brisa's window, 2019
36.2 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Linda McCluskey, Panthéon, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Panthéon, 2018
7.1 x 5.1 x 0 inch
Painting

$162

Linda McCluskey, Red Roof Triptych, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Red Roof Triptych, 2019
11.8 x 35.4 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$808

Linda McCluskey, Notre Dame, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Notre Dame, 2018
23.6 x 11.8 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$577

Linda McCluskey, Seine, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Seine, 2018
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.6 inch
Painting

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Linda McCluskey, Métro, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Métro, 2018
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.6 inch
Painting

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Linda McCluskey, Rooftops Docks, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Rooftops Docks, 2018
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.6 inch
Painting

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Linda McCluskey, Rooftops, Painting

Linda McCluskey

Rooftops, 2018
11.8 x 35.4 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$808

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