Artist Profile


Working exclusively in pastels, Master Pastelist Toni Lindahl emphasizes movement, patterns, light and shadow in her paintings. Her pastels are diverse in subject matter, ranging from florals and figurative work to landscapes. She has used her work to explore her interest in environmental issues through her Leaf Patterns Series.

Lindahl likes to communicate a sense of mystery through contrasting surfaces, movement, and a variety of patterns. As she showcases the way sunlight plays on petals and leaves she is aware of the many small compositions lurking within. Her florals convey a "landscape within a landscape." Spending countless hours studying fruits and vegetables and the way they grow and interact with their environment she has created a body of works that make up her Orchard, Garden and Vineyard Series.

Toni Lindahl holds a Masters Degree from New York University. She has resided in North Carolina for thirty five years. Her pastels have won numerous awards in national juried exhibitions. She is a member of Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art, The North Carolina Pastel Society, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, The Degas Pastel Society and was awarded the title of Master Pastelist from the Pastel Society of America. She is included in Who's Who in American Art and her work has been published in The Best of Pastels, Portrait Inspirations, and Floral Inspirations by Rockport Publishers. Her work was featured in Pratique Des Arts in France. Her paintings are in numerous private and corporate collections including Glaxo, R.J.R. Tobacco, Steelcase, Sheraton and Hilton Hotels, Lowe's Companies, and Duke University.


Selected Exhibits


6th Annual NC Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition, Cornwell Center, Charlotte, NC 2017
The Fine Art League of Cary Annual Juried Exhibition, Page-Walker Art & History Center, Cary, NC 2017
Women Painters of the Southeast 5th Juried Member's Exhibition, The Arts Depot, Abingdon, VA 2016
5th Annual NC Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition, Hickory Art Museum, Hickory, NC 2016
Pastel Society of America Open Exhibition, National Arts Club, NY, NY 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1997, 1996, 1993, 1990, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983 and 1982
4th Annual NC Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition, The Art Shop, Greensboro, NC 2015
51st Annual Dimensions Exhibition, Womble Carlyle Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC 2015
Dimensions 50th National Juried Exhibition, Womble Carlyle Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC 2014
The 3rd Annual NC Statewide Pastel Juried Exhibition, The Cornwell Center Charlotte, NC 2014
Pastel Society of NC Exhibition, Ambleside Gallery, Greensboro, NC 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
The Winter Show, Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC 2013, 2010, 2006, 2004, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1984 and 1983
Winter Exhibit, Tyler White Gallery (invitational), Greensboro, NC 2013
Durhan Art Guild Juried Exhibition, Durham Art League Gallery, Durham, NC 2013, 2006
Halle Arts Cultural Center Exhibition, Apex, NC 2014, 2013
Cabarrus Invitational "Fantasy Island" Exhibition, Historic Cabarrus Courthouse, Concord, NC 2013
The 2nd Annual NC Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition, Hickory Museum, Hickory, NC 2013
Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Page-Walker Art and History Center, Cary, NC 2013, 2012, 2011
The 1st Annual NC Statewide Pastel Juried Exhibition, Bev's Fine Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC 2012
Pastel Society of NC Exhibition, Iredell Museum, Statesville, NC 2010
Dimensions Juried National Exhibition, Associated Artists Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC 2009
Pastel Creations, Chapel Hill Museum, Chapel Hill, NC 2009
Pastel Society of NC Exhibition; High Point Theater Art Galleries; High Point, NC 2008
Reality and Myth; Davidson Community College; Lexington, NC 2008
Form and Texture Exhibition, Associated Artists Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC 2008
The Figure in Pastel, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio 2007
Pastel Society of NC First Juried Exhibition, Graham, NC 2007
Through Women's Eyes, By Women's Hands, Sheraton Hotel, Chapel Hill, NC 2006
Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Cary Ballet Conservatory, Cary, NC 2008, 2007 and 2004
Recent Works, One Woman Exhibition, ERL Originals Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC 2001
In Season, Invitational Exhibition; Reynolda Gallery, Sawtooth Center, Winston-Salem, NC 2001
Pastel Society of the West Coast Open Exhibition, Roseville, CA 1999
One Woman Exhibition, Chamber of Commerce, Winston-Salem, NC 1999
Luminousity : Using Color, Light, and Shape, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 1999
Rhythm and Texture: Visual Expression, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 1998
Dimensions, Winston Square, Winston-Salem, NC 1996
CommonWealth Collects: Reaching Across Our Borders, Virginia Beach Arts Center, Virginia Beach, VA 1996 (Jurored)
Woman Empowering Art, Greensboro Artists' League Gallery, Greensboro, NC 1994 (Invitational)
The Garden of Earthly Delights, Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC 1994 (Invitational)
Henley Southeastern Spectrum, Winston Square, Winston-Salem, NC 1994, 1992, 1990, 1988, 1987, 1983 and 1982
North Carolina in New York, National Arts Club, NY, NY 1993 (Invitational)
Predominately Pastel, Winston Square, Winston-Salem, NC 1991 (Juror: Wolf Kahn)
Pastel Exhibition, The Theater Arts Galleries, High Point, NC 1990 (Four Person Invitational)
One Woman Exhibition, ERL Originals Gallery,Winston-Salem, NC 1988
Queens Gallery, Charlotte, NC 1988 and 1985
Art On Paper Exhibition, Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC 1987
Pastel Society of America Members Exhibition, Lever House Gallery, NY, NY 1987
Winners' Exhibition, High Point Theater/Exposition Center, High Point, NC 1987, 1985 and 1983
Floral Patterns Invitational Exhibition, Winston-Square, Winston-Salem, NC 1987
Danville Art Museum, Danville, VA, 1986
Annual Non-Members Salmagundi Art Exhibition, New York, NY 1985 and 1984