A native of New Jersey in Canada, Linda has done extensive work in both painting and photography. Having received degrees from such eminent schools as Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. and The School of Visual Arts in New York and having studied at La Sorbonne in Paris, she received honors and awards along the way.

Her portrait work includes such luminaries as ballerina Karen Kain, musician Bruce Cockburn, writers Brian Moore and Richard B. Wright, The Hon. David Peterson, former Premier of Ontario, the Hon. Henry N.R. Jackman, 25th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Hon. Barbara McDougall, Dr. Bernard Ostry, Dr. Sylvia Ostry, the Hon. Edwin A. Goodman, Dr. Anne Tanenbaum, Dr. Marvelle Koffler, Dr. Pierre Lassonde, Mr. Warren Goldring; Prof. Vern Krishna, Judge Ronald St. John Macdonald and Stephen Coxford.

Since 1972, her paintings, photographs, illustrations and words have been featured in publications around the world, including Watercolor Magic Magazine; Northlight Book of Acrylic Techniques; Splash 3, 4, 5, 7, and 11; Best of Flower Painting I, II; Flowers Pocket Palette Vol.II; The New Encyclopedia of Watercolor Techniques; Painting Great Pictures from Photographs; The National Post; Applied Arts, Verve, Zoomer, Vatican Past & Present and The Irish Times Magazines; Lilliput Press; Dundurn Press and The Dubliner. Her first book of photographs with text by Kildare Dobbs The Gardens of the Vatican was published by Frances Lincoln internationally and by McArthur & Company in Canada.

She has lectured in Canada and internationally. These include The Throckmorton Literary Festival, England; Ryerson University; George Brown College: The Blake Library, Stuart, Florida, Drew University, Madison and The Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey and sailing the high seas from Athens to Antarctica on the Ocean Explorer II.

Her portraits, landscapes, still lifes and photographs are found in corporate and private collections worldwide including AGF Management Ltd.; The Toronto Stock Exchange; The Ontario Government Art Collection, Parliament Bldg., Queen’s Park; Pine Manor College; Mt. Sinai Hospital; Midland Walwyn; Merrill Lynch; Aon Reed Stenhouse; Glaxo-Wellcome; Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Law, The Munk Centre of International Studies and Massey College, Univ. of Toronto, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Univ. of Texas at Austin and The University of Western Ontario.

Her most recent one-woman exhibitions have been at Visual Arts Burnaby, Ceperley House, Burnaby, B.C.; Mostly Islands at Sutton Gallery, “Vatican Gardens and Roman Reflections” at the Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, Columbus Centre and First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, The Gardens of the Vatican at FCP, Toronto and at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey; Galeria 814, Image Foundry, and Steps Dance Studio Toronto.




As seen in Distillery District Magazine

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