HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (August 22, 2016) – Linda Hartough, world-renowned golf-landscape artist (www.hartough.com), recently was interviewed in a video podcast on Golf Smarter, with host Fred Greene. During the interview, Hartough discussed the origins of her emergence as a prominent painter of golf landscapes as well as details of her creative process.
The video podcast may be viewed here:
“I enjoyed the opportunity to speak in depth about my work during this video interview,” Hartough said. “I believe people who love golf and art will be intrigued to learn about the fine points of the process by which I create my oil paintings.”
During the interview, Hartough also talked about her fine arts training and education, her travel as she prepares to paint each scene, some of her favorite golf venues, her commissioned work with the U.S. Golf Association and the R&A, the importance of light in her work and her future creative goals.
About Linda Hartough
A confirmed artist since childhood, early in her career Hartough painted landscapes, portraits and horses. In 1984, Augusta National Golf Club commissioned her to paint its famous 13th hole, an event which propelled Hartough toward specialization as a golf-landscape painter. Since then, her work has achieved a distinguished status, displayed in the permanent collections of such legendary clubs as Augusta National, Laurel Valley, Pinehurst and Pine Valley, as well as in the personal collections of such golf notables as Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd and Rees Jones. Her work is included in the collections of the USGA Museum, in Far Hills, N.J., and the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Ga.
Known for extraordinary attention to detail in her recreation of some of golf’s most beautiful holes, Hartough imbues her paintings with admiration for the scenery’s natural beauty and respect for the game’s history and tradition, elements which seem to emerge from the canvas.
Hartough’s paintings of various holes at Augusta National Golf Club are prized by collectors the world over. In addition, Hartough painted the first of her U.S. Open series in 1990 – commissioned by the U.S. Golf Association – a 25-year series she completed in 2014, as well as her official British Open Championship series from 1990-1999.
Hartough has been honored with the Golf Digest Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a Founding Trustee of the Academy of Golf Art, a professional society of golf artists established in 2004 to create an awareness and appreciation of golf art as a valuable segment of fine art.
For more information, visit www.hartough.com.
Sally J. Sportsman