Contact Information: 410-758-7335

Photos may be viewed in person at 308 Park Row (Chestertown, MD), an image and vintage gallery, "Photographs & Memories."

Linda Roy Walls is an Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware photographer specializing in subjects on canvas and metal featuring natural life and light. Linda focuses on weather, wildlife, and water and admits an added fascination for photographing local people, especially those who “live in the moment and look like it.” Her desire for chronicaling local wildlife, landscapes and people is greatest on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware, where Linda's roots are deeply planted. Linda was born in Talbot County, Maryland and grew up on the Eastern Shore like many of her ancestors. She currently lives on the Maryland/Delaware line near Seaford, DE. An important aspect of Linda’s visual art form is the local back story that typically accompanies each photo.

Linda developed her early interest in photography while serving as editor and photographer for her high school and college newspapers in the 70’s. Later she majored in photojournalism at the University of Maryland, but then switched her study concentration to psychology when she attended Washington College in Chestertown.

Linda has exhibited at Maryland/Delaware venues to include the Waterfowl Festival, the Ward Museum's International Wildlife Carving Competition, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Heron Point in Chestertown, RiverArts in Chestertown, the Members Best Show in Centreville, Dorchester Center for the Arts, and Adkins Arboretum. Linda's Chestertown studio and gallery was included in the 2015 and 2016 Art Studio Tours sponsored by Chestertown RiverArts. She was a featured artist at the Dorchester Center for the Arts Gallery Show for the months of October 2009, August 2011, and June 2013. Selected images on canvas and metal are now on display at Rock Hall Gallery in Rock Hall, Maryland.

In late 2016 Linda's photo titled "Beauty and the Bunny" was named the 1st Place winner for the Queen Anne's County Centre for the Arts "About Faces" photo contest. In early 2016, one of Linda's bird photos of a European Goldfinch (a rare sighting in North America) earned the Week 15 People's Choice award for the Cornell Lab's Birdspotter Photo Contest. Linda was selected in both 2009 and 2010 as one of the few, among hundreds of photographers entered, to be awarded recognition for her photography in the 2009 Photo Contest sponsored by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Linda was also selected as one of the 2010, 2011 and 2015 finalists in the Adkins Arboretum Annual Art Show. In the October/November 2010 issue of Lava Magazine (The Ironman Triathlon), one of Linda's Choptank River photos was used in a full-page Eagle Man ad. Then - On January 3, 2011, Linda's photo titled "Ahead of the Pack" was selected as the photo of the day on Smithsonian Magazine's website. Linda was selected as an exhibitor for the prestigious Waterfowl Festival of Easton, Maryland in November 2011. In September 2012 Linda was honored to learn that her photo titled "Foot Warmer" was chosen for the cover of the Tidewater Times magazine. In February of 2014, Linda participated in the Dorchester Center for the Arts Members' Art Show and her single entry titled "Shutter Release" earned the People's Choice award. In the same month, Linda learned that the National Wildlife Federation chose one of her osprey photos titled "If Looks Could Kill" as a featured image in their blog about Sea Hawks, corresponding to the Superbowl and the Seattle Seahawks team.

Linda has completed five photo art books since 2010. "Riding Waves and Herding Cats" is a collection of 35 years of photos Linda took of her sister's immediate family. "The Content Canines" is a photo story book featuring four golden retrievers living near Centreville, MD. "Ode to Ed" is a 200 page book honoring the amazing life of Linda's father, an accomplished bluegrass musician and US Army career officer, who passed away from Agent Orange - related Leukemia in September of 2011. "It's a Nice Day for a White Wedding" features 200 pages of photos from her niece, Lindsay's wedding in August 2012 and "Mika Got Married" features 200 pages of photos from another niece's wedding in October of 2012. Linda is working on several new books including a collection of photo essays called "Mill Pond Moments," and a portrait project.
Linda may be contacted directly via email at She encourages those who view her photographs to leave comments.