Lemont Center for the Arts

To enrich the cultural landscape of Lemont by fostering the production and appreciation of the arts.

Linda Dibblee – Local Artist Feature

For the month of December, we feature local artist Linda Dibblee. You may have seen Linda’s art at our Third Anniversary Exhibit. Read on to learn more about this Lemont artist.

Hair Again, ©Linda Dibblee

Hair Again, ©Linda Dibblee

Artist Statement

There are so many interesting facets to arts for the artist and the art lover. I enjoy making art that people enjoy, it is a way of communicating ideas. I like to create art that is different and creative. Creating art is exciting and peaceful for me and I hope appreciating my art does the same for others.

About the Artist

I am a retired reading specialist. After raising three children and taking care of my aging parents, I decided to try painting. I had always been interested in art and did a lot of crafts. I have no formal art training.

Easter Seal Lilies, ©Linda Dibblee

Easter Seal Lilies, ©Linda Dibblee

In 2004, my Lily painting was chosen to be a stamp for Easter Seals. In 2006, after having breast cancer, I won the Lilly Oncology Art Contest and won $14,000 for cancer charities.

My favorite medium is acrylic painting. While recovering from a broken femur, I have been using watercolor pencils and oil crayons. I also enjoy making cards and collage pieces.

What media do you use?

Acrylic, pencils, oil crayons, watercolor

What inspires you?


Joy, ©Linda Dibblee

Joy, ©Linda Dibblee

Where can one view and purchase your art?

My home.


B.A. Elementary Education, Ball State University / Masters in Education, Governor’s State University (Reading Specialist)

Contact Linda



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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.