Linda is an award-winning visual artist with over thirty years of experience in the art field. Since graduating with a BFA from Guelph University, she has exhibited in Canada and abroad in both solo and group shows. She caught the creative bug at an early age and is passionate about sharing the joy it brings to others, believing that the purpose of art is to  inform, inspire and delight . She has been actively involved with the Markham Group of Artists since 2008, and is currently President of the group (2017-2019).  “My background in drawing, printmaking, photography and graphic design provides the backbone for my mixed media collage. I’m intrigued by the process where imagery from other sources is gathered and assembled in a new way to create a new story.”     education:    Sault College    (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) —  Visual Arts program   University of Guelph    (Guelph,ON)   —  BFA  (printmaking/painting)    George Brown College   (Toronto, ON)  Graphic Design program

Linda is an award-winning visual artist with over thirty years of experience in the art field. Since graduating with a BFA from Guelph University, she has exhibited in Canada and abroad in both solo and group shows. She caught the creative bug at an early age and is passionate about sharing the joy it brings to others, believing that the purpose of art is to inform, inspire and delight. She has been actively involved with the Markham Group of Artists since 2008, and is currently President of the group (2017-2019).

“My background in drawing, printmaking, photography and graphic design provides the backbone for my mixed media collage. I’m intrigued by the process where imagery from other sources is gathered and assembled in a new way to create a new story.”

education:

Sault College
(Sault Ste. Marie, ON) — Visual Arts program

University of Guelph
(Guelph,ON)BFA (printmaking/painting)

George Brown College
(Toronto, ON) Graphic Design program


awards / memberships:

  • Gordon Couling Art Scholarship (1985)

  • Professional member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (1995)

  • President of the Markham Group of Artists (2017-2019)

  • "Breaking Boundaries" - MGA Juried show (Toronto, March 2011) PEOPLE'S CHOICE

  • "Transition" (Unionville, December 2011) BEST OF SHOW

  • "ArtBeats" (Unionville, May 2012) BEST OF SHOW

  • "Perspectives" - MGA Juried show (Unionville, Dec. 2012) HONOURABLE MENTION

  • "Flow" - MGA Juried show (Unionville, May 2013) BEST OF SHOW + THIRD PLACE

  • "Surfacing" - MGA Juried show (Unionville, May 2014) BEST OF SHOW

  • "Eye Candy" - MGA Juried show (Unionville, Dec. 2014) HONOURABLE MENTION

  • York Region Open Juried Art Show (Richmoond Hill, Nov. 2015) BEST OF SHOW

  • "Look" - MGA Juried show (Unionville, May 2016) HONOURABLE MENTION

  • "Reflections" - MGA Juried show (Unionville, May 2018) HONOURABLE MENTION

recent exhibits:

  • Gallery al fresco  — Solo Show: “Back to the Garden” (Unionville, September 2018)

  • McKay Gallery  — MGA Juried show: “Reflections” (Unionville, May 2018)

  • McKay Gallery — MGA Juried show: "Heart to Hand" (Unionville, May 2018)

  • Propeller Gallery — "Salon 12" group show (Toronto, January 2018)

  • Station Gallery — Juried show: "One with Everything" (Whitby, December, 2017)

  • Mill Pond Gallery — York Region Open Juried Art Show (Richmond Hill, Nov. 2017)

  • McKay Gallery — Solo Show: "Rock/Paper/Scissors/Steel" (Unionville, Oct. 2017)

  • Propeller Gallery — "Salon XI" group show (Toronto, Jan. 2017)

  • McKay Gallery — MGA Juried show: "Reflections" (Unionville, Nov. 2016)

  • Grimsby Public Art Gallery — Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition (Grimsby, Aug. 2016)

  • McKay Gallery — MGA Juried show: "Look" (Unionville, May 2016)

  • McKay Gallery — MGA Juried show: "Festival of Art" (Unionville, Dec. 2015)

  • Mill Pond Gallery — York Region Open Juried Art Show (Richmond Hill, Nov. 2015)

  • Colorida Gallery — Group Show (Lisbon, Portugal, June 2015)

  • McKay Gallery — MGA Juried show: "Kaleidoscope" (Unionville, May 2015)

  • McKay Gallery — MGA Juried show: "Eye Candy" (Unionville, Dec. 2014)

  • McKay Gallery — MGA Juried show: "Surfacing" (Unionville, May 2014)

  • Vaughan Film Festival — Exhibiting artist (Vaughan, April 2014)

  • McKay Gallery — MGA Juried show: "Little Treasures" (Unionville, Dec. 2013)

  • Station Gallery — Group Show: "Mind and Matter" (Whitby, Nov. 2013)

  • McKay Gallery — Solo Show: "PLAYlist" (Unionville, Oct. 2013)

  • Seneca College — ARTS EXPOSED 2013 Art Exhibition (Markham, Sept. 2013)

  • McKay Gallery — MGA Juried show: "Flow" (Unionville, May 2013)

  • Station Gallery — Juried show: "Shift" (Whitby, December, 2012)

  • McKay Gallery — MGA Juried show: "Perspectives" (Unionville, Dec. 2012)

  • Markham Hilton Hotel – "Art of Wellness + Being" group show (Sept. 2012)

  • Gallery 99 – "Super Naughty Show" group show (Toronto, Aug. 2012)

  • Propeller Gallery — "Go Figure" group show (Toronto, Aug. 2012)

  • McKay Gallery — Solo Show: "Mindful" (Unionville, July 2012)

  • McKay Gallery — MGA Juried show: "ArtBeats" (Unionville, May 2012)

  • McKay Gallery — MGA Juried show: "Transition" (Unionville, Dec. 2011)

  • McKay Gallery — MGA Juried show (Unionville, May 2011)

  • ArtSquare — "Breaking Boundaries" - MGA Juried show (Toronto, March, 2011)

  • Propeller Gallery — "Salon 5" group show (Toronto, January 2011)

  • McKay Gallery — MGA Juried show: "Awakenings" (Unionville, Nov. 2010)

  • Markham Theatre — "Summer Theatre" group show (Markham,summer 2010)

  • McKay Gallery — MGA Juried show (Unionville, May 2010)

  • Propeller Gallery — "Salon 4" group show (Toronto, January 2010)

  • Propeller Gallery — "Go Figure" group show (Toronto, Aug. 2009)

publications:

      "International Contemporary Artists" ICA Publishing, New York (Nov. 2014)
      "Hidden Treasures" art magazine - HT Publishing, UK (March 2015 issue)