Linda Manguiat-Herzog Painting

Linda Manguiat-Herzog was born in the Philippines, but has lived in U.S. for most of her life. Her dedication to become a painter was inspired by a plein air painting class in the 1980’s by art instructor Joseph Peter from the Cincinnati Art Academy.  She has been exhibiting her work since her first solo show in 1990. Her work encompasses figures, abstracts, still lifes, landscapes and seascapes rendered mostly in oils and acrylics.  Linda has travelled widely in her artistic pursuits throughout Europe and Japan, including studying abroad in Florence, Italy for a part of her MFA in Painting. In 2015 She completed an artist residency in Aurielle, Provence where she painted landscapes on location as well as large, figurative works in the residency studios. Her heroes in painting include Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and Hans Hofmann. The Abstract Expressionists Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock are inspirations for her figurative and abstract works.

Linda Manguiat-Herzog’s paintings are included in numerous private collections in the U.S. including Michigan, New York and Ohio. You can see Linda’s work in public collections at the Western Michigan University Libraries, Bronson Methodist Hospital Medical Library and 2nd floor Atrium in Kalamazoo, YWCA Kalamazoo, The Hospital Hospitality House near downtown Kalamazoo, and Rustica European Restaurant in Kalamazoo, MI.  

Linda and her husband live near the beach in Ventura California within walking distance of her studio. They have twin sons whose passion for sports keep them in constant motion and inspire Linda’s continued interest in portraying motion in her figurative works. In Ventura she enjoys playing tennis and taking surfing lessons.


Artist Statement


“My paintings reflect an interest in color and varied subjects. There are landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, figures, interiors and abstract works. A common theme in my work is the use of vibrant colors, expressive marks and brushstrokes, often applied thickly, reflecting the energy and excitement that I feel when I am painting. I am always inspired by beauty found in nature. The recent focus on motions of everyday life comes as I mature as an artist, not taking for granted the ability to see, observe and paint the beauty in the motions that carry us through everyday life.”


-Linda Manguiat-Herzog


“Some of the recent abstract works, with the sense of fluidity and oceanic imagery, reflect an exploration/ immersion in my new environment near the sea. My continuing series of musicians playing their instruments celebrates the energy and hope that they give us through their art.”


-Linda Manguiat-Herzog



2014 Artist Residency | Atelier Fourwinds | La Julierre, 13930 Aurielle | Provence, France



2013 Master of Fine Arts, Painting Emphasis | Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University | Grand Rapids, MI



2012 Studio Arts Center International (SACI) | Art History and Fresco Painting | Florence, Italy



2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Frostic School of Art | Western Michigan University | Kalamazoo, MI summa cum laude



2008 Associate of Arts, College of Fine Arts | Kalamazoo Valley Community College | Kalamazoo, MI



1987-1990 Drawing and Painting Classes, non-credit | Cincinnati Art Academy | Cincinnati, OH



1985 Bachelor of Science (Dietetics) | College of Allied Health Sciences | University of Cincinnati, OH



Teaching and Juror Experience

2013–2019 Painting and Drawing instructor | Continuing Studies | Kendall College of Art And Design of Ferris State University | 17 Fountain Street | Grand Rapids, MI



2019 Artist Talk for ARTbreak | Kalamazoo Institute of Arts | 314 S. Park St. | Kalamazoo, MI 



2013 Abstract Painting Workshop | Lakeland Artists Group | Grand Haven Community Center | 421 Columbus St. | Grand Haven, MI



2013 Juror | Lakeland Artists Annual Fall Exhibition | Grand Haven Community Center Gallery | 421 Columbus St. | Grand Haven, MI



2011 Private Art Instructor | Manguiat Studio | Park Trades Center | 326 Kalamazoo Ave., Suite 317 | Kalamazoo, M

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