Lindy Bruggink is a south Alabama artist who has studied figurative and portrait painting, drawing, and sculpture with several notable artists including Burt Silverman, Rob Liberace, and Rick Weaver at The Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia and at The Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. She has also studied landscape painting under Michael Workman at The Fredericksburg School of Art in Fredericksburg, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972 from Maryville College in Tennessee. She has taught painting workshops in Alabama as well as in Washington, D.C.
In 2002 she was commissioned to paint a portrait of Secretary of State Colin Powell by his classmates at The National War College as he appeared when he was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The portrait hangs in The National War College Museum at Ft. Lesley McNair in Washington, D.C.
The Portrait Society of America, an international organization, has recognized Mrs. Bruggink’s work in several competitions. In 2006 she received Honorable Mention in a tristate competition, in 2007 she won a Certificate of Excellence in their annual international competition, in 2009 she received Honorable Mention in their Members Only Competition in the Paintings of Women category, and in 2015 she won 4th Place in their Members Only Competition in the category of Non-Commissioned Portraits.
In addition, in 2013 she received Best of Show at the Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition, in their 2015 exhibition she won the Thornton and Pat Clark Award, and in 2016 she won 1st Place in the Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank Exhibition in the category of opaque painting.
1968–1972 | B.A. Art, Maryville College, Maryville, TN
1990–2003 | Art League School, Alexandria, VA | Workshops
2012 | Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy