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

Bedtime with red
Bedtime with red

AJQ3599978: Bedtime with red, 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

Kutch Embroidery
Kutch Embroidery

AJQ3599982: Kutch Embroidery , 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

DUPLICATE
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

DUPLICATE
DUPLICATE

AJQ3610480: DUPLICATE, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Flowers in Chinese Vase
Flowers in Chinese Vase

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

DUPLICATE
DUPLICATE

AJQ3610482: DUPLICATE, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

DUPLICATE
DUPLICATE

AJQ3610483: DUPLICATE, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

DUPLICATE
DUPLICATE

AJQ3610760: DUPLICATE, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

sunflowers
sunflowers

AJQ3610761: sunflowers, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Oriental Fans
Oriental Fans

AJQ3610762: Oriental Fans, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Flowers in Adiana's Garden
Flowers in Adiana's Garden

AJQ3610764: Flowers in Adiana's Garden, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

DUPLICATE
DUPLICATE

AJQ3610765: DUPLICATE, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Dragon
Dragon

AJQ3610767: Dragon, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Textile Portrait
Textile Portrait

AJQ3610768: Textile Portrait, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

SPRING BOUQUET
SPRING BOUQUET

AJQ3611207: SPRING BOUQUET, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

DUPLICATE
DUPLICATE

AJQ3611208: DUPLICATE, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

INDIA KURTA
INDIA KURTA

AJQ3611209: INDIA KURTA, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Man's shirt embroidered India
Man's shirt embroidered India

AJQ3611210: Man's shirt embroidered India, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Backstrap weaving
Backstrap weaving

AJQ3611211: Backstrap weaving, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Scottish scarf
Scottish scarf

AJQ3611212: Scottish scarf, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Pile of Pillows
Pile of Pillows

AJQ3611213: Pile of Pillows, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Aboriginal Motif
Aboriginal Motif

AJQ3611214: Aboriginal Motif, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Rust Scarf
Rust Scarf

AJQ3611215: Rust Scarf, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Pile of Pillows two
Pile of Pillows two

AJQ3611216: Pile of Pillows two, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Shirt piece India
Shirt piece India

AJQ3611217: Shirt piece India, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Floral Collage
Floral Collage

AJQ3611218: Floral Collage, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Chinese Jacket
Chinese Jacket

AJQ3611219: Chinese Jacket, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Woman's Blouse
Woman's Blouse

AJQ3613941: Woman's Blouse, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Toronto Tree
Toronto Tree

AJQ3613942: Toronto Tree, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Living room Suzani
Living room Suzani

AJQ3613943: Living room Suzani, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Tree of life
Tree of life

AJQ3613944: Tree of life, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Sheila's Flowers
Sheila's Flowers

AJQ3613945: Sheila's Flowers, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Chair and mirror
Chair and mirror

AJQ3613946: Chair and mirror, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Fooling around with Obis
Fooling around with Obis

AJQ3613947: Fooling around with Obis, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Collage of patterns
Collage of patterns

AJQ3613948: Collage of patterns, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Living room chair
Living room chair

AJQ3614298: Living room chair, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Border design
Border design

AJQ3614299: Border design, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

KIMONO
KIMONO

AJQ3614300: KIMONO, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Red for William;s sister
Red for William;s sister

AJQ3614301: Red for William;s sister, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Rust Easy Chair
Rust Easy Chair

AJQ3614302: Rust Easy Chair, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

POPPIES watercolour
POPPIES watercolour

AJQ3614777: POPPIES watercolour, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Ink drawing
Ink drawing

AJQ3614778: Ink drawing, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Sunflower arrangement
Sunflower arrangement

AJQ3614779: Sunflower arrangement, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Crocus
Crocus

AJQ3614780: Crocus, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Ethnic woman number 3
Ethnic woman number 3

AJQ3614781: Ethnic woman number 3, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Triangles
Triangles

AJQ3614782: Triangles, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Paisley study Ink on watercolour paper
Paisley study Ink on watercolour paper

AJQ3614783: Paisley study Ink on watercolour paper, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Flowers in vase
Flowers in vase

AJQ3614784: Flowers in vase, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Hanging flowers
Hanging flowers

AJQ3614785: Hanging flowers, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Egyptian tent designs
Egyptian tent designs

AJQ3614786: Egyptian tent designs, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Stuffed and Comfy
Stuffed and Comfy

AJQ3618140: Stuffed and Comfy, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Bungeballs
Bungeballs

AJQ3618142: Bungeballs, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Tribal Hats
Tribal Hats

AJQ3618143: Tribal Hats, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

AJQ3618144: , arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Sid taking a break
Sid taking a break

AJQ3618145: Sid taking a break, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Kimono
Kimono

AJQ3618189: Kimono, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Ital Lunch
Ital Lunch

AJQ3618190: Ital Lunch, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Vase
Vase

AJQ3618191: Vase, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Bangles
Bangles

AJQ3618192: Bangles, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Lanterns from India
Lanterns from India

AJQ3618193: Lanterns from India, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

AJQ3618195: , arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

AJQ3618612: , arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

AJQ3618613: , arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

AJQ3618614: , arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Winter Bedroom
Winter Bedroom

AJQ3618672: Winter Bedroom, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Kate's bike
Kate's bike

AJQ3618673: Kate's bike, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Suzani Chair
Suzani Chair

AJQ3618674: Suzani Chair, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Red Hammock
Red Hammock

AJQ3620307: Red Hammock, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

AJQ3620449: , arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Suzani room
Suzani room

AJQ3657886: Suzani room, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Flowers in stream
Flowers in stream

AJQ3657888: Flowers in stream, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

White couch
White couch

AJQ3657891: White couch, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Dragon
Dragon

AJQ3657893: Dragon, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Muskoka Cottage
Muskoka Cottage

AJQ3657896: Muskoka Cottage, arthurs, linda / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images


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