Linda Chido is an American born artist, currently based Austin, Texas, who has carved her artistic path through the realms of fantastic realism and visionary art. In the early 2000s, she had the privilege of studying with esteemed artists, Philip Rubinov Jacobson and Michael Fuchs. Their tutelage gave her tools and instruction in painting with the mische technique - and Old Master's technique brought back from obscurity by Ernst Fuchs.
While pursuing her artistic dreams, Linda faced profound challenges when her children were born with intense medical needs. This demanding period in her life led her to temporarily step away from her studio practice to focus on caring for her children. However, with unwavering faith and a renewed sense of purpose, Linda returned to her studio practice in 2019.
Since then, Linda's artistic output has been nothing short of astounding. With an unyielding commitment to her craft, she has completed over 75 paintings and participated in more than 10 art shows, including a successful solo exhibition in 2022.
Linda is married to artist, Ron Gross, and together they have raised four artist children. Their family of artists created the foundation of LINDA CHIDO ART, which Linda founded in the Autumn of 2022. The business promotes and sells the artistry of the Chido Gross Family and is a learning hub for sharing their art knowledge.
A firm believer in the power of art to enrich and transform lives, Linda actively works to promote the value of art in her community. Her teaching and volunteer work, which includes providing art instruction to folks with developmental disabilities, demonstrates her deep commitment to sharing the transformative power of art with others.
Throughout her artistic journey, Linda Chido has embraced every twist and turn with grace and resilience. Her passion for art is as steadfast as ever, and her work stands as a testament to the dedication she has for her craft. Linda's paintings continue to astonish and resonate with viewers, reflecting not only her artistic prowess but also the profound depths of emotion and vision she channels into each piece. With an unquenchable thirst for creative expression, Linda Chido remains an inspiration, leaving an indelible mark on the world with her art, her art knowledge, and through all of the people she has had the honor to work with.
Linda holds a MArch and MUP from the University of Buffalo, NY, She and the Chido Gross Family reside and work south of Austin, Texas, where they continue to create art together.