Linné A. Grant is a life-long resident of Monmouth County, New Jersey. She received her education at Brookdale Community College and Katharine Gibbs, and began her art studies with Lorraine Niemela. Linné has continued with lessons from other local artists and has had art instruction while on trips to France.
Linné is a detail-oriented watercolorist whose main theme is portraying older buildings with character in Monmouth County, “places where we have all been.” Her subjects include older buildings and notable, everyday monuments found throughout the county that the local viewer may have visited or stumbled upon during his or her lifetime. Linné loves to capture the tone of a particular building and then enjoys watching people's faces and hearing their stories about each place she’s painted. Some stories are funny and add an even deeper connection with her goal to paint something from every town in Monmouth County.
Some of her most remembered pieces of artwork include the Sandy Hook Light House, the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, Ice Boating on the Navesink, and the Middletown Clown seen on Route 35. Her work has been displayed in exhibitions held at the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center in Monmouth Beach and at the Oceanic Free Library in Rumson.