Lynda Durham
Lynda Durham

My name is Lynda Durham and I am a professional artist who specializes in portraits and decorative arts. I was trained at the Arts Center College of Design in Pasadena and obtained a BA in Editorial Illustration. My start was in animation; however, my interest lead me into the world of decorative art/interior artistry where I was able to sharpen my skills in painted finishes, murals, and trompe l’oeil.

Mural painted inside elevator
Mural painted at James Carville and Mary Matalin residence

For more than 15 years I served the artistic needs of several well established and reputable interior decorators and renovation contractors in elite communities in California such as:

During this time, my art garnered the attention of well-known celebrity clients such as:

After moving to Northern Virginia I have continued painting for high profile individuals including James Carville and Mary Matalin. Additionally, my work has been featured in Architectural Digest.


These high end, one of a kind portraits of people and pets (dogs, cats, and horses) are based on photographs provided by my clients. Life like and full of personality, these portraits bring cherished memories to life.

Decorative Arts

I also specialize in decorative arts such as:

Typically I use opaque watercolors and pencils with oil backgrounds. For portraits, size and framing options are available. I look forward to working with you!


Portfolio Samples

See a sampling of my portfolio below. If you are interested in commissioning a painting or drawing, please contact me at 703-728-7680 or fill out the contact form below.

Contact Me

If you are interested in commissioning a painting, please fill out the form below. I look forward to hearing from you!