Being a creative child, Linda's mother encouraged her to attend a floral design school. After several jobs in the industry she was approached by the owners of Flowers by Kirk in California. The owners were founding members of AIFD, the American Institute of Floral Designers. She was asked to apply for acceptance. The members voted and she became the youngest designer at that time. The function of AIFD was to provide exceptional designers to FTD and companies that made floral products to demonstrate new and innovative ideas and products for their fellow florists.Working for Flowers by Kirk she participated in design shows all over the country. One of her specialties was creating a three dimensional, framed, silk and dried flower arrangement, with a painted background. She would go to the client's home and design the piece to match their decor. Twenty years experience in this field working with textures and colors have naturally evolved into the art she is currently creating.
Linda has explored several styles from Shabby Chic to her personal favorite, Industrial. A passion for rust and gears was ignited when she discovered Steampunk. This popular style incorporates elements of Victorian and Industrial. Repurposed, upcycled and unexpected materials find their way into her art. From circuit boards, Tyvec, scrap metal, and occasionally silk flowers and doilies, anything goes. Her art clocks are very popular with her clientele and Linda enjoys creating functional art.
She currently resides in Missoula, Montana, a university town filled with artists and art lovers. A fertile environment in which to thrive as an artist.
They asked her to apply for acceptance into this prestigious organization to help further her career. She was voted in and became the youngest designer at that time. Being a member meant you were chosen by FTD, or floral product companies to do design shows to demonstrate new ideas and products to florists in general. Besides being a florist design shows all over the country became part of her life.One of her specialties was a framed three dimensional, silkand dried floral piece with a painted background. These were commissioned by the client to match their home's decor. Twenty years experience in this field has naturally evolved into the art she creates today.
Linda has explored several styles including Shabby Chic and Industrial, her personal favorite because of a fascination with rust and gears. But Steampunk , the recreation of Victorian style using contemporary elements has a strong influence on her recent art. Using mixed media processes, she may incorperate circuit boards, repurposed metal bits, scrap Tyvec and other building materials. Texture is the main focus and ever evolving. Art clocks have been very popular with her followers,and lend themselves nicely to the Steampunk style.
Linda currently resides in Missoula, Montana, a lovely university town brimming with artists and art lovers. A fertile environment in which to thrive as an artist.