Meet the Artist

 

Artist, Linda Kays-Biviano

 

On LindaKaysStudios.com and Gnomebodies.com you can purchase original artist characters and supplies directly from the artist. No middle man.

 

Linda Kays-Biviano is an award winning doll artist, a master mold maker and a resin/silicone caster. She has had her work featured in many national and international publications. This year Linda Kays-Biviano has been accepted into the ODACA Doll Club.



Linda started sculpturing in 1990. After teaching herself sculpturing techniques, she took some seminars to improve them. Christmas and fantasy characters are her favorite themes to make. However, she does not stop there. Linda partnered with her best friend and Santa Artist, Margaret Kreiner, to make life-size Christmas characters that Linda Kays Studios’ markets for commercial and residential decor. They have sent them world wide, to places like Vietnam, Puerto Rico, and all over the United States. They were told by Nancy Phillips, director of the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City, NY that the Santa’s have become a yearly tradition for families to visit.

 

Every year, Linda and Margaret are commissioned to reproduce life size characters featured in an illustration drawn by artist, Vernon Grant (Snap, Crackle, Pop Cereal box artist) for a window scene to be displayed at the Rock Hill, SC Christmasville Festival held the first week in December.

 

Linda Kays-Biviano spent many years production casting and mold-making for artist worldwide. But after having health problems, she downsized to casting her own original sculptures, and a few other customers.

 

Retired from a pharmaceutical company were she worked as a Blending Technician and a Training Coordinator, Linda can now work full time doing what she loves; creating sculptured artist characters.

 

Linda Kays Studios has a permanent booth at the Windmill, in Penn Yan, NY. The Windmill is a tourist attraction in wine country of the Fingerlakes. The Windmill features Produce, flowers & plants, Bakeries from the Amish, A row of shops featuring art, crafts, wines and other items from many vendors. Lots of food to eat also while visiting! Linda Kays Studios’ booth is located in Building #4.  Stop by and see Linda’s most recent creations.

 

Linda Kays Studios has a working art studio in Norwich, NY. Along with attending shows, doll making classes are offered. These classes will be given through a local gallery, The Artist Palette in Norwich NY. Classes will be listed in the Blog section of this site.

 

Please make sure you visit often. New creations will be added as they are made, many being one of a kind characters.

Linda Kays-Biviano

sales@lindakays.com