Linda Zempel

Ink & Watercolor

Spring for Purple

watercolor & ink 15x22 - $350.00

Linda Zempel


Asphalt Repairs

watercolor & ink 14..5 x 20.5 - $250.00

Tulip Delight

watercolor & ink 15x22 - $200.00

Asian Tree #2

watercolor & ink 9x7 - $150.00

Tiger #1

watercolor & Ink 23x17.5 - $400.00

Tiger #2

watercolor & Ink 23x17.5 - $400.00

Doodles & Cubes

watercolor & ink 23x17.5 - $300.00

Dried Leaves

watercolor & ink 23x17.5 - $300.00

Pale Pasture

watercolor & ink 15x22 - $125.00

inspired by Marc-Aurèle Fortin

St. Michael’s Mount

watercolor & ink 10.5x13.5 - $125.00

Bog in Magic Hour

watercolor & ink 13.5x10.5 - $250.00

Vase of Purple

watercolor 10.5x13.5 - $125.00

Oysters Iced and Ready

watercolor & ink 12x16 - $200.00


acrylic on canvas 48x36 - $800.00

Valley View

watercolor 7.5 x 11.5 - $55.00

Misty Morning

watercolor & ink 15x22 - $200.00

Petaluma Hillside

watercolor & ink 15x22 - $200.00

Left Plateau Habitat

watercolor & ink 13.5x10.5 - $200.00

Insfpired by Wayne Thiebald

Cocktail Hour

watercolor & ink 15x22 - $250.00

Tangerine Lilies

watercolor & ink 15x22 - $175.00

Loon Lake

watercolor 15x22 - $200.00

Pink Posies

watercolor & ink 16x12 - $125.00

6:30 AM

watercolor & ink 12.5x18 - $250.00

6:30 PM

watercolor & ink 12.5x18 - $250.00

Rocky Path

watercolor & ink 13x9 - $55.00

Boats at the Ready

watercolor & ink - 9x12 - $150.00

Stacked Stuff


All That Jazz


Gone but not forgotten

After the Storm



Stitch in Time


After the Rain


Heart Stalk




Linda Zempel


Linda Zempel, works predominantly in ink and watercolor. ​An avid hiker and native Northern Californian, she draws ​much of her inspiration from nature. Best known for her ​abstract interpretations, Zempel's works have appeared in a ​number of galleries and juried exhibitions, including the ​Harris Art Center, Second Saturdays, Sacramento Fine Arts ​Center, and Open Studios.

Asian Tree #1 watercolor & ink ​9x7 - $150.00


Linda Zempel


With a degree in Business Management, I spent most of my life in banking — a solid, traditional and uncreative career. ​My very first job though, had been in a fabric store, surrounded by gifted seamstresses and beautiful fabrics, and I've ​always seen sewing as a way to express my own unique style. I also have a keen interest in photography, and though I ​now work in Adobe Lightroom, I fondly remember many happy hours developing black and white photos in the ​improvised darkroom in the tiny bathroom of my first apartment.

For years, I thrived in the world of private banking. Helping people navigate investments and life decisions provided a ​real sense of accomplishment. It was a rewarding career, but as time went on, a desire for a more creative outlet ​became irresistible.

So after I retired, I dove headfirst into the world of watercolors. I started with realistic landscapes and still lifes, but ​soon found myself drawn to the freedom of abstraction. Watercolor and ink washes were so exciting: playing with ​light and shadows let me create more emotional compositions. My past life in textiles and photography peeks ​through in the layers and textures of my work.

As one of the 18 artists now in residence at the Art Studios, my creativity has soared. I also recently chaired their Red ​Dress Challenge. It was so gratifying to see 62 artists - many of them showing their work for the first time - bringing ​their creative visions to life.

My journey continues at the Art Studios, where I participate in Midtown Sacramento’s Second Saturday art ​celebrations. Come visit me and discover what I have been up to. Open every 2nd Saturday 2-8pm

Linda Zempel

Selected Shows and Memberships


watercolor 10.5 x13 - $250.00


  • The Art Studios, 1727 I St. Sacramento, CA
  • Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA
  • Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA
  • Sacramento Fine Arts Center
  • Watercolor Artist of Sacramento Horizons (WASH)


  • Semi-private watercolor lessons with Woody Hansen
  • Semi-private watercolor lessons with Heather Taft
  • Watercolor classes at Renaissance Society, Sacramento State
  • BS Business Management, University of Redlands

Selected Shows

  • 2024 Sac. Fine Arts: California Landscapes
    • American River Trail
  • 2023 WASH Open
    • Oysters Iced and Ready
  • 2023 & 2024 Crocker: Big Names, Small Art
    • A Recent Storm & In Bloom
  • 2023 Sac. Fine Arts: Awash with Color
    • After the Rain
    • Whirlwind
    • Glass Mountain
  • 2022 Sac Fine Arts: Abstract Intentions
    • Stitch in Time
  • 2018 Friends of Harris Center Art Association
    • Oysters on Ice

Linda Zempel

currently showing at The Art Studios

1727 I St., Sacramento, CA 95811

Second Saturdays, 2-8PM & by appointment

Linda Zempel

Fair Oaks, CA

(916) 225-3225

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Garden Beauties

watercolor & ink 15x22 - $250.00