Linda is a painter who lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. She has been painting for many years, however family ill health and caring responsibilities meant that pursuing a full-time art career had to be put on hold. She finally gave up her previous sales/administration job to study Painting and Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art and graduated with a BA (Hons) aged 36.
She then studied Art Psychotherapy as a short course at Glasgow University, with a view to furthering her interest in the relationship between art and health. This was invaluable in understanding the use of art and creativity in a therapeutic setting, and how it can provide a voice for people to express their inner thoughts and fears.
Her work is inspired by her love of Surrealism and is influenced by psychology, mental health and nature. Her paintings explore the subconscious mind and how it relates to the reality of life. She works in both oils and acrylic to create bold, colourful paintings, with opposing dark, unsettling narratives. She also has an interest in contemporary portraiture, and her most recent works are portraits.
Linda’s work has been featured in Glasgow’s Evening Times newspaper and online at STV news and 123 Art Magazine.
Previous exhibitions of her work include solo shows at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre and The Glasshouse at the Lansdowne Bar, group shows at Merchant Gate Gallery, Transmission Gallery and the Phoenix Centre in Glasgow, and student group exhibitions at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow and the National Gallery in Edinburgh.