Linda Carpenter was born in Louisville, Kentucky and spent her formative years in the South. She moved west after falling in love with California, the Pacific Ocean and Big Sur.
Despite having no background or connections in the film business, the future artist launched her professional career at a production company that hired her immediately – a place where she began to refine the ancient art of “falling upward.” Carpenter held increasingly higher ranking positions in the entertainment business, working in new technologies at Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Qualcomm, Inc. She eventually became Vice President, Media and Entertainment for Qwest Communications, Inc., where she was responsible for the build-out of the Qwest entertainment network.
After a successful 25-year career, Carpenter retired to pursue fine art. She attended the Otis School of Art and Design, concentrating on drawing, painting and design and later studied under the highly-regarded artist and instructor, Glenn Vilppu at the Los Angeles Figurative Academy. She continued her fine art training in Southern California at Santa Monica College, and with a private instructor in Italy.
Linda Carpenter continues to be inspired by the California coast creating new work from her studio in Santa Monica.