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I went on a real mental journey in your class…first there was the usual terror knowing that I was not on the level of the other students, then on the second day there was sheer frustration and a silent promise to myself that I would never try painting again unless it involved a wall in my home…but toward the end of the second day, and definitely the third day, I experienced such joy watching my iris come to life, and now I can’t wait to get back to my painting!  Thank you so much for helping me get through that journey, and know that I have every intentions of being in your class again next year!!! 
Joanne from Virginia Beach, VA
The Elizabethan Gardens, Fall 2016

I had such a wonderful time at your class!!  It is such a nice three days of painting and you are such a inspiration, with a keen eye to composition and color! I look forward to seeing you next September, have a wonderful year.

Dale from North Carolina
The Elizabethan Gardens, Fall 2013, 2014, 2015

My wife was so impressed with my work at The Elizabethan Gardens that she's pressing me to find another specimen to paint so we have a pair! Think I'll check what may be available in a pot around here.  I'll let you know what turns up.

Thanks for sharing your expertise.

John, The Elizabethan Gardens, Fall 2014

This note is long overdue!  However, I just wanted to let you know how much Ralph and I have enjoyed our art classes with you. 

As you may recall, I initially signed up only because Ralph wanted to take some painting lessons and would not go unless I signed up for it too.  I joined your class thinking that I had absolutely no talent as far as painting was concerned nor did I expect to become interested.  Because your approach to teaching is so unique I found myself fascinated with painting after the very first class.  You actually convinced me that there may be a possibility that I might be able to learn how to paint.  I am especially impressed with how you were able to meet each of us at our different levels and assisted us in our growth.  The classes have not only been instructive, but also a lot of fun.  I have never met a person such as yourself that is able to inspire they way you can.  

Thanks again, Linda, for opening up the world of painting to me.  Ralph and I look forward to taking more lessons with you.

Erika, James City Parks and Recreation 2013, 2014, 2015

A great teacher pays attention to their students and waits for teachable moments to introduce their material. Linda not only has a wealth of material to offer in her class she presents in an orderly manner that shows pacing and sensitivity to those teachable moments. It is with great fortune that we have a talented and accomplished botanical artist and teacher in our Tidewater/ Williamsburg area . Linda offers great encouragement to her students in an environment that is keeps her students interested and on task.   I learned many new techniques and left with an understanding of this fascinating study  of botanical watercolor.  
Lynne  from Virginia Beach, VA
The Elizabethan Gardens, 2013

I enjoyed the Botanical Painting Workshop very much. It was an oasis of quiet, calm contemplation in a very busy world. Linda is an excellent instructor who has the gift of getting the best work out of her students. It takes a special teacher to see each person’s unique strengths and Linda does this very well. This workshop was a very good fit for me in that I love to paint and I love to study nature, two interests that Linda also values. I highly recommend this workshop.
----Catherine Lawrence Spruill, North Carolina
The Elizabethan Gardens  2009, 2010,  2011, 2012 and 2013 Workshops

Linda C. Miller  Contemporary Botanical Artist
Artist   Naturalist   Instructor

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