Linda Lesperance captures the beauty and dignity of the human figure in her visual narratives of life in the South. She began her career in New York City as a portraitist and was selected by the prestigious, and then all-male, Salmagundi Club for an award in this subject. After pursuing journalism and public relations in the East, she moved to New Orleans to reconnect with painting on a full-time basis. Genre painting is her forte; and she is inspired by the creative ferment of this unique city, New Orleans. Her color palette utilizes a wide range, from saturated color to pale pastels, which define the old patina of the historic French Quarter. She also enjoys landscape painting.