HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Linda Hartough, world-renowned golf-landscape artist (www.hartough.com), is exhibiting five of her works at the Augusta Regional Airport in Augusta, Ga. On display through Sept. 8 in the new General Aviation Terminal are the following select giclée canvas prints of Augusta National Golf Club from Hartough's Masters Collection:
11th Hole, White Dogwood
12th Hole, Golden Bell
13th Hole, Azalea
16th Hole, Redbud
18th Hole, Holly.
"It is an honor and a pleasure to have my paintings be the first thing to greet visitors to Augusta Regional Airport and, when they leave, to remind them of the great time they had in Augusta," Hartough said.
The paintings graciously were curated by Dewayne Clark with the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Ga.
About Linda Hartough
Hartough painted the first of her U.S. Open series in 1990, when Hale Irwin won at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. A confirmed artist since childhood, early in her career Hartough painted landscapes, portraits and horses. In 1984 Augusta National Golf Club commissioned her to paint its famous 13th hole, an event which propelled Hartough toward specialization as a golf-landscape painter. Since then, her work has achieved a distinguished status, displayed in the permanent collections of such legendary clubs as Augusta National, Laurel Valley, Pinehurst and Pine Valley, as well as in the personal collections of such golf notables as Jack Nicklaus and Raymond Floyd. Her paintings also hang in the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Ga.
Known for extraordinary attention to detail in her recreation of some of golf's most beautiful holes, Hartough imbues her paintings with admiration for the scenery's natural beauty and respect for the game's history and tradition, elements which seem to emerge from the canvas. Hartough's paintings and prints grace the collections of golf-art lovers the world over.
Hartough is a Founding Trustee of the Academy of Golf Art, a professional society of golf artists established in 2004 to create an awareness and appreciation of golf art as a valuable segment of fine art.
For more information, visit www.hartough.com.
Sally J. Sportsman