Linda Filgo is a fifth-generation Texan, and began drawing at a very early age while observing her father at his drawing board - a draftsman, calligrapher and design engineer. For 25 years, she was a commercial artist, designer, illustrator, art director and managing editor, in the advertising, fashion, health education and publishing industries. In 2003, she retired from commercial art to devote herself to painting and drawing. She has studied with nationally known artists: Frederic Mizen at Baylor University, Samuel Shelton at MCC, and workshops with Michael Albrechtson, Tony Eubanks, George Hallmark, Bruce Greene, Martin Grelle, Jerral Derryberry, Andy Thomas, Nancy Boren, V. Vaughan, and Kathy Tate. With exposure to each of these gifted teachers, Linda's art has evolved into her own unique style of expression.
Her art has been juried into the prestigious Bosque Art Classic and other local and regional art shows, as well as galleries; she has won Best of Show, First and Second Place in several exhibits and competitions. Linda is a member of the Portrait Society of America, the Cecilia Beaux Forum, and Professional Artists of Central Texas. She lives in Waco, Texas, near the home of her childhood where she watched her father at his work.