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Lynda DeGrow Kingsley


McKinney, TX 75069



  • BFA Studio Art, with an emphasis on watercolors,  December 2014, University of North Texas, Denton

  • Intensive workshops with masters, Jane Jones, Timothy J. Clark, Karlyn Holman, Nel Dorn Byrd, 2008-2016


  •  One Woman Show, Intuition, The Cove, McKinney, TX, March 2017 

  • One Woman Show, Peonies en Transit, Haley-Henman Contemporary, Dallas, TX May 2016

  • One Woman Show, Rusted Elements, The Martin Place, McKinney, TX  June 2015

  • Collin County Art Show, Church Hall, McKinney, TX March 2015, 2016

  • Ne Plus Ultra, A Watercolor Exhibition, UNT Cora Stafford Gallery, Nov. 2014

  • The Art Club of McKinney Centennial Exhibition, Heard-Craig Hall, Nov. 2014

  • Essential Transition, A Watercolor Exhibition, UNT North Gallery, October 2014

  • And Then…, A Collaborative Exhibition, UNT Lightwell, Sept. 2014

  • Against the Current Watercolor Show, UNT Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX, 2014

  • All Class Watercolor Show, Lightwell Gallery, UNT, Denton, TX 2013

  • Ebb and Flow Watercolor Show, UNT Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX, 2013

  • McKinney Unique by Nature juried Show, McKinney, TX, 2013-2017

  • North Gallery Watercolor Show, UNT , Denton, TX 2012

  • Collin County Art Show, McKinney, TX 2008,2009, 2010, 2011, 2013,2015

  • Southwestern Watercolor Society Show, Plano, TX,  juried national show, 2011, 2010

  • Royal Lane Baptist, Dallas, TX, juried show, 2011

  • Kathryn Heard juried show, McKinney, TX, 2011



  • The Martin Place, Small Works Show, Second Place, 2016 cash award

  • The Martin Place, Small Works Show, People's Choice, 2015 cash award  

  • Collin County Art Show, People's Choice Award, 2016, cash award

  • Collin County Art Show, People's Choice Award, 2015, two cash awards

  • Collin County Art Show, 2011 Best of Show, 1st Place Watercolor, two cash awards

  • Royal Lane Baptist  Faith in the Arts, 2011, People’s Choice, cash award

  • Collin County Art Show, 2009, Founders Award, cash award

  • Collin County Art Show 2008, Beginners Award, cash award


Exhibitions Curated

  • Intuition, The Cove, 2017

  • Rusted Elements, The Martin Place, 2015

  • Collin County Adult Art Show 2015, 2016

  • Essential Transition, a Watercolor Exhibition, North Gallery, UNT, 2014.



  • Commissioned Cover Art for Non-Fiction Book, “A Place at the Table”, 2014.



  • The Artist Showplace, Dallas, TX

  • LAST Gallery, McKinney, TX

  • Original artworks and glicees are sold at The Martin Place, McKinney, TX

  • Commissioned pieces and framed artworks have been sold to customers throughout the US., 2008-current


Work Experience

  • Watercolor/Mixed Media Instructor, 2016-present

  • President, The Art Club of McKinney, the oldest art club in the state of Texas, 2014-2015

  • Owner of Mesilla Valley Snacks 1984-2009, formerly, the largest vending corporation in NM

  •  Costume designer and costume mistress of the Las Cruces Chamber Ballet. I re-designed and re-built the ballet,company’s stock of costumes after a fire destroyed a twenty year collection, 1998-2003

  • Co-owner of The Plant Shop, Athens, GA, horticulture specialist







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