Linda Fraser is a botanical artist who specializes in native plants of the southeastern United States. When she moved to Georgia she began collecting specimens of plants on her property for a herbarium. She soon realized the best way for her to study the plants and learn to recognize them was to draw them. In her words, “I hope my illustrations of southeastern native plants will promote appreciation of their excellent qualities, sometimes taken for granted."

Over the years she has created over 100 watercolor and colored pencil paintings of these plants, grouping those found blooming side by side in their specific environment. She also “captures the moment in a garden” by including many colorful insects and other critters hiding or chewing on those plants. A baby skink and some turtles are seen among the plants in their respective environments.

She shows the paintings in chronological order in exhibits titled
A Walk Through the Calendar Year. Recent exhibits include those at the Southeastern Flower Show, Atlanta, Georgia (2009), at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia (2005, 2006 and 2009), at The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, Gatlinburg, Tennessee (2007), at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, Georgia (2005 and 2010), and at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson, SC (2013).

Linda and her garden were featured on Georgia Public Television in an Earth Day special, Your World, Your Choice and she has illustrated Gardening ‘Round Atlanta and Bird Watch in Georgia. She has been a board member of Georgia Native Plant Society and The Garden Club of Georgia.