Linda was born in 1953, and has maintained a strong connection to her family throughout her life. She currently resides on the northwest side of Chicago. Since joining Arts of Life in 2002, she has developed a rich practice as a mixed media artist. Linda chooses her medium based on its ability to best express and bring alive her subject matter.
Linda treats her work playfully, open to and amused by what others see within her composition. Linda freely mixes abstract drawing and painting with representative images of animals, people, and plant life.
“I use paint – it gets messy, I like to use the brush with it. I like acrylic paint. I like watercolors. They’re pretty. I draw with colored pencils and sharpies. People say they’re nice. Horses, houses, windows, flowers, cakes.”
In addition to her solo work, Linda has developed collaborative projects with WomanMade Gallery and the 20 Neighborhoods Project. She exhibited at Dock 6 for Art and Design 11. Most recently, she was featured as Artist of the Month at the Arts of Life in August 2018.
Design & Art 11
Dock 6 - 2018
Et Tu, Art Brut
Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, New York - 2017
A is for Artist
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago IL - 2017