Bio

I am not young. I am a 68 year old grandmother who has been a painter all her life.
I am at the moment a textile painter, fascinated with ancient Islamic textiles, embroidery
Turkmen, Shiraz, Suzani, Ottoman, China, Han, Ming, Qin, Han, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasty Aboriginal, South American, Etho-textiles. There is so much history to discover. I have spent the last few years on China alone and barely touched it. I am attracted at the moment to the tribes of the Middle East. Such richness of native colours. I enjoy doing the research.

I have travelled all over the world with my trusty Canon camera and smuggled back amazing Chinese silk to make floorcloths.

If I were to describe my work it would be bold colours and ethnic patterns. I have always been fascinated by ethnic work, cultural contributions, and organic colour.

I am a colour person with floral overtones, curves, Indienne, Jacobean, unusual fabric designs and always on the hunt for obscure work. I tend to paint my own designs which actually are a memory of what I have been researching.

I love detail well done. It shows caring. I believe that my work makes people smile.
I only paint what I perceive to be beautiful things.

If you have lived through what I have lived through as many women will say my age it is a decision to paint beauty, it is a decision not to be old. I plan on being young all my life.



Exhibitions

  • 2017 Art exhibit at Torontp Libraries, Toronto Ont
  • 2015 Canadian textile museum, same
  • 2013 Art Walk Toroto for 5 years, toronto Ont

Education

  • 1977 Drawing and Painting, Ontario College of Art

Links

White Flower
White Flower

AJQ3599974: White Flower, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Chinese Jacket  a la Linda
Chinese Jacket  a la Linda

AJQ3599975: Chinese Jacket a la Linda, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Katie's Bike
Katie's Bike

AJQ3599976: Katie's Bike, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Summertime Flowers
Summertime Flowers

AJQ3599977: Summertime Flowers, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Flowers in my Vase
Flowers in my Vase

AJQ3599979: Flowers in my Vase, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Magic Woman
Magic Woman

AJQ3599980: Magic Woman, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Bedtime
Bedtime

AJQ3599981: Bedtime , arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

TIFF Entry
TIFF Entry

AJQ3599983: TIFF Entry, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Fireplace
Fireplace

AJQ3599984: Fireplace, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Suzani Decor
Suzani Decor

AJQ3599985: Suzani Decor, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Indian Embroidey
Indian Embroidey

AJQ3599986: Indian Embroidey, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Ethno bag
Ethno bag

AJQ3600232: Ethno bag, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Piasley Scarf upclise
Piasley Scarf upclise

AJQ3600233: Piasley Scarf upclise, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Oriental Fans
Oriental Fans

AJQ3601176: Oriental Fans, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Suzani Decor
Suzani Decor

AJQ3601177: Suzani Decor, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Detail pf Egyptian wprl
Detail pf Egyptian wprl

AJQ3601178: Detail pf Egyptian wprl, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Tulips for Sheila
Tulips for Sheila

AJQ3601179: Tulips for Sheila, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Flowers for Mitch's Mum
Flowers for Mitch's Mum

AJQ3601180: Flowers for Mitch's Mum, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Cottage Wind
Cottage Wind

AJQ3606056: Cottage Wind, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

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DUPLICATE

AJQ3606057: DUPLICATE, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Dining Out
Dining Out

AJQ3606058: Dining Out, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Stained Glass
Stained Glass

AJQ3606059: Stained Glass, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

flowers
flowers

AJQ3606060: flowers , arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

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DUPLICATE

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Flowers in Chinese Vase
Flowers in Chinese Vase

AJQ3610481: Flowers in Chinese Vase, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

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DUPLICATE

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