Everything about the north inspires me: the magic of colours, the realms of textures, the uniqueness of forms and natural phenomenon. This fascination and intrigue gathers into inner passions, dances with my emotions, and inspires a yearning to express these wonders into the shapes and forms of my sculptures, into fascinating hues and colours of works of art or into creative energies seeking written words.
"My art is the realm of the spirit being expressed into the realm of the material."
Linda took part in the RBC Emerging Artists program, under the mentorship of Macel Debreuil, and is now an associate artist at the NorVA Centre.
Before this, Linda took art classes with various art instructors in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, including workshops with Ed Martyniuk (hosted on TV; demonstrating the Bob Ross technique of oil painting).
Her sculptures and murals have been featured in the media several times, with many of her pieces finding residence in Europe, USA, South Africa, Australia, and, of course, Canada.
Linda has won over thirty ribbons, numerous honourable mentions, three People's Choice awards, a Best of the Show award and a People's Third Choice award for the province of Manitoba (Into the Rustic; displayed at Winnipeg's legislature building, 2007).
"The purpose of my writing is to offer venues of hope, understanding or uplift."
For Linda, writing is another form of art. The essence of her writing is based on real life: on the harsh realities and awesome truths. Infused into the pages of her novels are the finding of answers, the awakening of understanding or the sense of being calmly empowered.
She has received multiple recognitions for her writing, including being featured in Our Canada magazine and The Russell Banner and Cottage North newspapers.
visit Linda at: facebook.com/hurtandheal